Monday, March 15, 2010

Food, Inc. Movie Review

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Posted on Monday, March 15, 2010

Food, Inc. Movie Review
Over the weekend, I was able to watch two documentaries from the Oscars 2010 roster.

The first documentary was Food Inc., which tackled about the reality of food production in the US. It is very alarming to know that because of high demand, they treat animals in an unhumane way. Would you believe that chickens are fed with corn and antibiotics to make them fat? If before it would take 3 to 4 months to grow a chicken, now it is only 40+ days. These 40 days chickens cannot even stand that long since they carry a lot of weight.  Just because we love our KFC, Mc Donald's or even our Ayam Penyet the biggest portion, we let the animals suffer.

Another alarming subject is the food that they fed to cows. We all know that cows are herbivores, meaning they eat grass. Because food producers want them to grow faster and fatter, they feed cows with corn. Of course corn is cheaper in the US since they can produce a lot now. The down side of cows of eating corn? Well, they just develop an e-coli bacteria that kill humans. Cows eat grass not corn period.

In the documentary, they have featured kids that died because of eating burgers infected with e-coli.  It's just sad that the government that should protect the people are protecting the food producers.  Majority of agencies that deals with Food are somehow related to the food producers.  Bizarre right?  Even the Clinton and Bush administrations had ties with the producers.

My take on this, better eat organic foods even it is quite expensive compared to the commercial foods.  We should buy local produce and read the labels.  You are what you eat...

17 Responses to “Food, Inc. Movie Review”

McMom-ents said...
March 28, 2013 at 12:00 AM

hubby and i only buys beef raised from the local farms i texas. and they are organic and USDA approved.


jenn said...
March 28, 2013 at 12:31 AM

oh no that's very alarming indeed.now ill have to think about how they treated chickens whenever i eat chicken, lol!


Chubskulit Rose said...
March 28, 2013 at 1:13 AM

That's why, native-grown chicken are best tasting over the commercialized ones.


Adin B said...
March 28, 2013 at 2:14 AM

That is why some people do change their way of eating and eating organic is the way to go. Or else, raise it yourself. It is scary to learn all these things and all the stuff that they inject to the animals because the demand has gotten really higher. That's why I miss being in the Philippines where I get to eat fresh and organic food. Those grass fed beef are really good and organic chicken meat is really good.


tess said...
March 28, 2013 at 4:15 AM

I heard about the corn being feed into cows, that is so sad, most of us are beef eaters and we don't want to eat harmful bacterias.


jheylo said...
March 28, 2013 at 6:38 AM

That is horrible. that is few of the reasons why many household would rather grow their own vegies and animal because they don't feel safe with the food in the market these days


Gven-Rose said...
March 28, 2013 at 8:19 AM

yay..good thing cows here in the Philippines still eat grass..


Mei said...
March 28, 2013 at 11:02 AM

Aww. People nowadays only think about earning money, and not caring about animals and people too. This is why we should be careful of what we eat. We don't know how they are produced. I hope these people will realize what they are doing before it's too late.


Kikay Corner said...
March 28, 2013 at 2:35 PM

I have been meaning to watch this documentary too. :)


Jadey Diva Fabulosa said...
March 28, 2013 at 3:08 PM

It's really scary that's why we try to eat organic as much as we can.


melandria romero said...
March 28, 2013 at 8:28 PM

i always believe that healthy living is a result of healthy choices, living green is not as hard as others say, you have to start with a right state of mind to be able to achieve it.


Mary Anne Vinzon said...
March 28, 2013 at 8:55 PM

I agree with you, that we should eat organic foods because it's fresh and you'll know that there's no harmful effects when we take it into our body.


emzkie said...
March 28, 2013 at 11:22 PM

that is really true here in US. if you notice some of the kids are obese, thats because of the food their eating. my family and I eat meat also, but i balance it with lots of vegetables and fruits.


Jessica Cassidy said...
March 29, 2013 at 12:13 AM

Sad but it is true :-( I am glad that my kids are skinny but healthy :-) We are trying to feed them veggies and meat and glad that they love their veggies especially :-)


claire said...
March 29, 2013 at 6:05 PM

I agree, home grown dairy meat products are still the best.


Shela said...
March 29, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Yikes! That's why it is better to know what we really been eating.. Chicken is our favorite :(


Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen said...
April 3, 2013 at 9:05 AM

OMG! We love our chicken in our household too! I can't ever be a vegetarian but i just wish they raise chicken and other farm animals the old fashion way.


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