Last night, my husband and I watched Food, Inc. and I'm still reeling. I may never look at food the same way again. I was surprised by how much power the food industry has, and how only a few companies produce the majority of our food in this country. It was really interesting.
Watch the trailer below...
Update: The trailer box doesn't fit within the blog template. Click here to watch it from the official website.
I definitely recommend watching this movie, if only for the sole reason of gaining a better understanding of where your food comes from. For those that have Netflix, it's available on Instant Play (I heart Netflix).
For me, this movie changed the way I will approach shopping. I have been checking labels, buying organic (dairy, eggs, and choice fruits and vegetables), and selecting "all natural" meat for some time. But now I will be even more conscientious of what meat I'm buying, how much I'm buying, and where it comes from. My husband was worried that I was going to become vegetarian again... but I don't think that will happen. Have 1-2 days a week without meat? Absolutely.
5 Things You Can Do Now (from http://www.takepart.com/foodinc):
- Buy organic or sustainable food.
- Go without meat once a week.
- Read labels - know where your food comes from.
- Drink more water, fewer sugary beverages.
- Support companies that treat workers, animals, and the environment with respect.
Take Part - Food, Inc.
Child Nutrition Act Reauthorization
Eat Well Guide
If you've seen the movie, I'd love to hear your thoughts.