View Full Version : Food, Inc. a documentary
12-04-2009, 06:44 PM
Please see this film. It will blow you away. We really need to understand how our food really isn't food anymore and empower each other to do something about it. Genetically modified food is all over the food chain, because so many of us don't understand what has happened to farming. Listen to the farmers discuss how Monsanto, Perdue, Armour, etc have destroyed their independence.
Full of research and political action, it is a wonderful resource for those of us who care about the food we put in our bodies.
12-04-2009, 09:34 PM
'Saw it. ' Loved it. A related film is Food Matters. Also good.
12-04-2009, 11:44 PM
GREAT film... also, in the same vein, the documentary The World According to Monsanto was eye-opening... and sickening. That's the one that convinced my manly-man, conservative, formerly SAD-addicted husband that we absolutely MUST NOT support Monsanto (and their ilk) in ANY way.
Someone told me recently that Monsanto is even trying to shut down small independent heirloom seed-saving groups!! That is purely diabolical!!!
12-05-2009, 06:04 AM
Thanks for Sharing.
12-05-2009, 07:04 AM
I just watched Food inc. Its a great movie,very informative. I am going to watch food matters next.
12-05-2009, 12:15 PM
I've avoided watching these films because I feared it would make me feel more helpless to the powerful industries, rather than empowered. I'm married to a me*t eater and h*nter, who doesn't really want to know about food an health, doesn't see it as relevant (even though he's medically trained), so, I often feel like our refrigerator and freezer are defined by philosophies I canít embrace anyway.
Open to othersí thoughts.
12-05-2009, 01:37 PM
D'vorah: ask him to watch it with you.
FOOD, Inc. we watched last week... it was sickening, and presented a few new angles to things I had already read about/watched in other related documentaries (EARTHLINGS is another good one, but very slanted so harder to get behind if you're a scientific thinker...)
I'm ordering it on Netflix and then inviting some friends over for a viewing. ;) Too many of my young friends think I'm "crazy" for not eating their diet of Fast Food + Take-Out every day of the week and that their food isn't "that bad"... I know films like that have a way of knocking the wind out of windy sails. ;)
12-06-2009, 11:36 PM
I'm ordering it on Netflix and then inviting some friends over for a viewing. ;)
haha, I want to show this to every person I knew, know and might meet in the future....:D
Of the many films like this, I thought this was so easy to understand, while not talking down to the unscientific. And I truly adore Michael Pollan. I am so on fire right now about our food and how it's processed, I feel like sleep is being brushed from my eyes!
D'vorah: so, I often feel like our refrigerator and freezer are defined by philosophies I can’t embrace anyway."
Don't you share the refrigerator? Does it matter what your husband thinks, in terms of what you think and why do his views define what is shared? We can speak our truth, but imo, it doesn't matter if anyone listens. You can't make 'em, but there is comfort in knowing you are not sticking your head in the sand and living truthfully. Your truth, anyway.
My husband and I watched this tonight. We also ordered it through Netflix.
I do feel empowered by it and while I'm typically a "comment card" writer anyway, this showed that our comments do matter, so I'm going to keep pluggin' away with my emails and cards.
Yes, there were 3 separate parts when I had to cover my eyes and have my husband tell me when it was "safe" to open them, but I expected that (in fact, I thought there'd be more).
And I'm HOPPIN' MAD at monsanto. Shame shame SHAME on them...
12-07-2009, 12:39 AM
Deb... I had to close my eyes OFTEN, as well. I watched it with my fiance, and he spotted for me. :D Thank goodness for a man with a strong stomach -- and especially that he's so interested in going 100% RAW with me as soon as we're back in stable financial conditions!!!
12-07-2009, 01:17 AM
I always wondered where the name Monsanto came from, it does seem like it might mean "One Saint" Mon = One and Santo = Saint. I looked it up and it's actually the maiden name of the wife of the founder. Thought that was interesting because it seemed, to me, to be a made-up name like all the other drug names, but it's actually just a surname:
"Monsanto was founded in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1901, by John Francis Queeny, a 30-year veteran of the pharmaceutical industry. He funded the start-up with his own money and capital from a soft drink distributor, and gave the company his wife's maiden name. His father in law was Emmanuel Mendes de Monsanto a wealthy sugar factor active in Vieques, Puerto Rico and based in St. Thomas in the Danish West Indies."
Well, no disrespect intended towards the Father-in-law, but Emmanuel's probably spinning in his grave!
Aww Green Woman - we've got sweet boys, spotting for us - I got a chuckle out of that :) I'm a farmer's daughter and with God as my witness, we never (ever) treated our animals like that. That makes me sick.
My husband's a meat eater and I'm hoping he will at least go to organic meat, dairy and eggs. We've got them all available locally. In the film, that one older gentleman was driving, how far did he say, 3 or 5 hours to go to that organic farm? Wow...that's conviction! *‹*
12-07-2009, 01:36 AM
And I'm HOPPIN' MAD at monsanto. Shame shame SHAME on them...
I heard about the seed thing several months ago, but understood it more fully in this film. Apparently, once you genetically modify a seed, it then becomes 'your' seed. Simple, but the repercussions are tremendous. They hold the farmers in the palms of their hand.
12-07-2009, 11:53 AM
I watched this the other night! Had to look the other way at some parts!!!
12-07-2009, 12:23 PM
I've tried to finish this film twice now. I keep passing out. (No, it's not boring...I'm just really tired by the time my kiddos go to bed) I only have about 20 minutes left. I hope that more and more people watch things like this and open their eyes a little bit. All that money the latin family is spending on prescriptions per month! Wow, that is sad.
There were a few gut turning moments for me as well. The worst one being the poor chickens screaming. What an awful sound!
12-07-2009, 04:43 PM
I wish the Latino family (and so many in that same situation) would realise that if they invested their $$ in HEALTHY FOODS instead of pills and Fast Foods, their whole lives would change for the better.
12-08-2009, 01:10 AM
I had watched that film many times but never felt the feeling of bored..itz too good to watch and interesting
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