Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Food Inc-Have to watch

I have been blessed to be able to watch the movie Food Inc twice. It is one of those movies that you need to have your entire family watch. It will change how you feel about the food you eat. It might even make you mad, which is what it has done for me. I get so irritated at the thought of what our government is doing when it comes to how we are fed. It is like they don't even care how sick we are. It really lets you see that money does talk.

The number of things that really made me think after watching this movie I cannot number. I will just list a few things.

*They are truly making a beef filler to get rid of the E-coli in our meat made from ammonia. Can you believe it we are eating ammonia and are okay with this, YUCK!!!!!
*That a company can buy the government so that it owns every seed that a farmer wants to plant and takes down the small farmer if they don't follow their business plan. Wasn't America founded on the premise that you can be who you want to be, this doesn't sound like it.
*That the animals in our country are being fed antibiotics because who know which one might be sick, so lets just treat them all.
*How our meat is being processed is totally disgusting.
*Oh the one that really got me was Sorry honey the pear is too much so we will go to McDonalds and buy you a burger there instead, are you kidding me. No way!!!!

Okay as you can see I get very upset about this. This is a must see movie. It is very eye opening.

The things that I am working on currently, most I was doing before I watched the movie.

*Trying to grow a lot of my own produce.
*Buying my meat from a local farmer. (Accomplished this year)
*Trying to be more self sufficient.
*Avoid any fast food. (Is a challenge but now totally see why it is important to plan ahead)
*Want to educate my kids about what they are eating not only whether it is a good food but where it came from.

This is my list and I would love to hear what others are doing to change what they are eating and what steps they are taking to keep the family informed and well nourished.

If you are reading this and choose to watch Food Inc. Please post to your blog and then head over to She Looketh Well
and leave a comment that you watched the movie and posted it to your blog. She is giving $75.00 of meat away this week. So I urge you to watch the movie and head over to her site and enter you name, please mention my blog if you do leave a comment.

1 comment:

Michelle (She Looketh Well) said...

Great Job Jenni, very good post! I will put your name in, good luck! I am looking forward to meeting with you. Have a great weekend!