Do You Know Where The Food You Eat Comes From?
The movie starts out very innocently, by the curiosity of a man who questioned where does actually that food we buy in the supermarket every day come from?
He makes a good point, just thinking of how many people are working in the farming industry and looking up on CIA fact sheet, USA: Labor force - by occupation: farming, forestry, and fishing: 0.7%, so probably we all don't know anymore how to milk a cow or which soil is best for growing cauliflower, or when the harvesting season of broccoli is? We go to a store and we have a choice of the same vegetables whether they are in season or not, we have nicely packaged meet products but have no idea how it got into the nice presented package inside the cooler. Or maybe we still carry some images, some imprints that are maintained in our TV ads, of happy cows and happy chicken?
The FDA and USDA are supposed to protect you and your family.
Would be interesting to have a poll to see who believes that this statement is true...
In 1972, the FDA conducted 50,000 food safety inspections. In 2006, the FDA conducted only 9,164.
At the end of the movie there are some remarkable statements, the one that I find most important is:
"You can change the world with every bite."
Think about it, yes, we who buy food have the power, without consumers buying a product that product disappears from the shelf. We have the power to make the right choice, 3 times a day!
To learn more about Food, Inc. and the food issues go to the Food, Inc. website.
Article by Harito Reisman