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"Food Inc" - a Bite of Reality

Updated on January 31, 2015

Food Inc

Inside The World of Food

An eye opening documentary, Food Inc, is a must watch. It's a shocking look at where the food industry has come from, where it is now and where it is headed in the future if we, the public, support the path it's presently on.

The documentary "Food Inc" took six years to make and was completed in 2008.

"If we put glass walls on all the mega processing facilities, we would have a different food system in this country" Joel Salatin, Polyface Farms Owner says in the film.

This film gives us a first hand look into the facilities and the system that is supplying the food. And shares it with the viewers.

It gives us a peek at the reality of where our food is coming from, and it's not where you think.

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The Truth About The Food We Eat

The film recalls how it all began back in the good ol' days of farm production. Then, it takes us inside the factories and into the labs of today.

It looks at the sources of our "industrial food". It identifies the real costs.

They talk to nutritionists, researchers, farmers, working families, victims' families of unexpected consequences, immigrant workers, and union organizers. Leaving no stone unturned, this film takes a real look.

Food Inc. reveals the truth about who owns the companies. It reveals who is really in charge of our food supply. The facts are shocking, surprising and Need to be shared.

The film reveals staggering statistics.
It reveals changes to our food supply that have taken place that we, the general public, are not aware of.
It shows how those changes are affecting the food we buy.

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We Need to Care About Our Food Supply

This film is extremely relevant. In this day and age, where there are daily reports exposing problems and issues with our food supply, Food Inc. gives answers.

Farmers, local gardeners and those concerned about living sustainably can't be the only ones paying attention to what's gong on with the corporate take over of the world food supply.

If only a few care, we will all eventually be consumed by the decease being fed to us daily. When we don't pay attention to what we are buying and filling our pantry's with, we all suffer in the end.

This film does a great job of putting balanced perspective on our food industry in words that are easy to understand. The people in this film are all passionate and care about food and their part in the process.

The future of real, fresh food relies on information like this being brought to the attention of the general public. Informed decisions need to be made by the people who consume the food.

Too Much Advertising

It makes me uncomfortable that we rely on commercials and ads to create our shopping lists. All to often we decide what to eat based on the eye candy we are served en mass in our daily living.

Magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, bill boards, and the internet are filled with advertising all trying to help us. Or influence us. Marketing aimed at helping us decide what to eat, what to wear, how to live, where to go and who to be is everywhere and can be overwhelming.

But It's important to understand the information we are being fed. It is time to have a voice and make choices that will benefit everyone on the planet.

This film lays it on the line.

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I know this film was originally broadcast in 2008, but if you missed the opportunity to watch it then, take the time to watch it now. It is still so relevant to our world.

I believe the film to be credible.
It is well researched.
The content together with the presentation is riveting at times.
Good interviews and good perspectives are well put together in a fashion that is easy to follow and makes sense.

It is on the Netflix, can be downloaded from the "Food Inc" website, it is available on dvd to own and it is on YouTube.

I highly recommend this documentary.

I'd like to end with a quote from Albert Einstein that sums up how I felt after watching it:

“A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So this is a lot.”

© 2011 eye say


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      Rachel 5 years ago

      Voted up, I've seen this one a couple of years ago. Everyone should see this one. It is very shocking. Yes, it is a system owned by Big Companies, not farmers wanting to feed the population with good food. Very sickening in fact. Don't it make you want to just go out and have a big Mac, and Chicken Nuggets. Yuk!!!

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      eye say 6 years ago from Canada

      hey Alastar - you're exactly right and I haven't heard about the alfalfa seed but as soon as there's pressure to use one specific food source my radar goes way up. This is definitely information that needs to be shared with everyone.

      This reality is indeed scary

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      Alastar Packer 6 years ago from North Carolina

      Shocking, staggering and frightening. Folks better realize its up to them to find out about the safety of the food they're eating. Food, inc looks to be a timely doc eye say. Hey, did you read about where some of the organic dairy farms have now been pressured into using a certain type of alfalfa seed?

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      eye say 6 years ago from Canada

      me too, I think it's a very important topic, and I can't believe it took me this long to watch the film, so had to pass on the info. The food industry definitely needs to change.

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      Deborah Neyens 6 years ago from Iowa

      Great hub, eye say. I think it's important people know where their food comes from to be able to make healthy choices and to push for needed changes in the food industry.

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      eye say 6 years ago from Canada

      that's exactly right molometer, we eat organic and make as much as we can from scratch,

      thanks for your input!

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      molometer 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Very interesting hub eye say, this is the problem with mass production and why so many people want organic produce.

      voted up interesting and useful