Food Inc and You
This weekend I made time to watch Food Inc. I have heard about it for a while now, and it never played at any of the theatres in or near my town so I didn't have the opportunity to see it sooner. Now it's finally available for purchase and rent.
I'm not going to give a full review of Food Inc here. That's what I originally planned on as I watched the movie, but I think you are better off taking my recommendation to just watch it for yourself.
Not only do you have a right to know how your meals reach the dinner table, but now more than ever we all need to know how it happens.
Every time we make a food purchase, whether it's at a grocery store, fast food place, or a dine in restaurant, we are making a vote. We are telling the food industry what we want, what we think is acceptable, and what we want them to do/not do.
Now I'm not telling you to watch Food Inc because I think “you should eat is” or “you shouldn't eat that.” I simply believe that we all need to be made aware of the food choices we make, how it affects us as individuals and how it affects our world.
Do yourself a favor and watch Food Inc. Yes, some of it is shocking, and don't say “I won't watch the movie if it's going to make it hard for me to eat dinner.” That's not a good excuse.
After watching that movie, I'll admit, it reinforced some personal decisions I have made about the food choices I make . . . but I'm thankful for that.
Also, another great resource when it comes to being aware of how our food reaches our dinner tables is The Food Revolution, by John Robbins. You can find this book used for less than five dollars on Amazon (I just checked).
Like I already said, I am not telling you to watch Food Inc or read The Food Revolution because I think you should or shouldn't eat a certain way. I just think every person deserves to know, and should know, how food reaches their tables.
Watch the movie and leave your thoughts below.