Food Inc. produced by Robert Kenner, is eye opening. Reading about a topic does not compare with the graphic nature of a movie. The movie chronicles food issues in America. When I walk into the grocery story, I feel I have the control to pick and choose what I would like to purchase. This is true, however, if I as the consumer, wanted to further regulate how my food was grown or raised, what chemicals it ingested, and how it was harvested or slaughtered I am helpless. I know this is not right. Companies should cater to their customers and that is not the case in the American food system. Instead, it is a carefully though out hoax to produce an illusion of healthy, fresh, and well cared for food. I feel everyone should watch this movie; unfortunately, many people make a conscious choice to not care what goes into their body. Seeing as how this is a somewhat well known movie and not hard to find in a local video store I hope people bring it home and learn a thing or two about the food they eat.
The biggest environmental issue I see in the food industry is meat. Feeding, caring for, slaughtering, and transporting meat requires a huge amount of resources and produces and astronomical amount of waste. By leading a veggie and plant-based diet, meat will be in a lesser demand and less cows and other animals will be raised. This is not a hard thing to do after seeing the gruesome video of just what our food endures before making it to the plate. After watching the movie for the first time, I became obsessed with the topic. For those that feel the same, I suggest looking into the benefits of locally grown and produced food, as well as the hidden chemicals and vast amount of feces found in mass produced food. The results are truly enlightening.