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bluekat76
Ijamsville, MD
(Zone 6b)

July 6, 2009
3:21 PM

Post #6784557

I saw the movie Food Inc. last night. What a great eye opener to all the different facets and trickle down effects of the mechanized food system. As much as I know about the food industry it was still a bit depressing to see it come together on the big screen. On the other hand that was the point, the wider the audience the faster the truth reaches the mainstream consumer!

Cargill, Tyson, IBP, Archer Daniels Midland, Monsanto, Smithfield (world's largest meat processing plant Tar Heel, NC pop. 70)

http://www.foodincmovie.com/

Issues touched on by the film: http://www.foodincmovie.com/about-the-issues.php

Another movie that explores different ways of growing food locally, with Michael Pollan, Joel Salatin and Will Allen
http://www.freshthemovie.com/

Cross posted in Sustainable Alternatives forum

This message was edited Jul 6, 2009 11:23 AM
graceful_garden
Hahira, GA
(Zone 8b)

July 11, 2009
5:14 PM

Post #6806707

True - there are many concerns & dangers with the "food" we eat. But, until migrant workers who harvest our crops are provided porta-potties & hand-washing stations IN THE FIELDS, & be required to use them, even locally grown & harvested crops can be dangerous, in my opinion. I am all for organic, locally grown & harvested foods & safe processing, but we could stem alot of disease if we could just enforce basic sanitation. Hepatitis and other diseases can be passed on improperly washed veggies because the workers urinate (or worse) in the fields & don't wash hands! YUK!! I wash everything very well, but... can we be TOO careful? Just my observations. Samantha

greenhouse_gal

greenhouse_gal
Southern NJ
United States
(Zone 7a)

July 11, 2009
5:29 PM

Post #6806769

A friend gave me a tour of his organic blueberry fields and I was surprised to see not only all of the porta-potties but also the hand-sanitizing stations right next to them. It was really interesting - and an eye-opener.
graceful_garden
Hahira, GA
(Zone 8b)

July 11, 2009
6:50 PM

Post #6807046

Wow! That's great - I have never seen that down here - I hope it will catch on! Samantha

greenhouse_gal

greenhouse_gal
Southern NJ
United States
(Zone 7a)

July 11, 2009
7:13 PM

Post #6807119

Those facilities were required in order to be certified organic, apparently. I never thought of sanitation as organic - just absence of chemical herbicides/pesticides/fertilizers, so I learned something!
sunnynparadise
Tacoma, WA
(Zone 8b)

July 17, 2009
3:54 PM

Post #6830816

Howdy, wow...thanks for this link! I am scared to watch it.
bluekat76
Ijamsville, MD
(Zone 6b)

July 17, 2009
10:08 PM

Post #6832143

Here is the link for the theaters and dates.
http://www.magpictures.com/dates.aspx?id=3e3938d1-b785-4286-9ae0-8eb5952f1480

sunnynparadise
Tacoma, WA
(Zone 8b)

July 18, 2009
4:04 PM

Post #6834580

Howdy, I live in the Northwest near Seattle. It does not appear to be playing there or is being picked up by small theaters? Interesting. Same thing with Michael Moores movies.
susybell
Vancouver, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 9, 2009
5:46 AM

Post #6925151

sunny, looks like it will be in Tacoma as of Aug 14th , at the Grand Cinema...
passiflora07
Fern Park, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 24, 2009
12:07 AM

Post #7201799

If anyone wants a more in-depth look at the whole story, you should read Michael Pollan's books - specifically Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food. I read both books and then saw Food, Inc. The movie only skims the surface. If you only want to read one of the books I'd recommend In Defense of Food. You will not be disappointed! In Defense of Food changed my world!!

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