Did you know that your child could die from contaminated ground beef? See here for a recent news article.
Or better yet do you know what has been found in your favorite fast food burgers. Did you know that it’s possible to find cow poop in your burgers along with a tasteful dose of ammonia?
I hope you’re freaking out, Lord knows I was when I first learned of this, years ago. Who knew that one day we would be eating food treated with toxic ammonia. Does anyone think this is insane???? For more on ammonia in your burgers read this recent NY Times article A must read if you don’t eat Organic meats if you buy fast food and or have children in public schools.
Now, getting back to the title of this blog; Food Inc. is a movie I highly recommend you watch. You can get it by visiting your local library to check out a copy or rent it from Amazon’s Video on Demand at a cheap $2.99.
Below is what the movie’s website has to say about the film:
“In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won’t go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli—the harmful bacteria that cause illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.
Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield’s Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms’ Joel Salatin, Food, Inc. reveals surprising—and often shocking truths—about what we eat, how it’s produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.”
Watch the trailer below, you will thank yourself later for taking the time out of your day!