Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Food, Inc.






























Last night Dan and I watched the first half of {Food, Inc} on PBS.org Holy cow. And chicken. And corn. And everything else we put into our mouths.
About 10 minutes into the show, I literally couldn't look at the screen anymore. 

Dan was like, "Why aren't you looking?"

I said, "You really think I'm going to watch while he reaches his arm into a cow's stomach full of e. coli? I'm supposed to watch that?"

Anyway, now that I know all the food in my cupboard and freezer are really bad for me, manufactured inhumanely by corrupt businesses subsidized by the government, and basically contaminated, what am I supposed to eat?

I'm just a girl in Utah who thought she was doing well by switching to wheat pasta and brown rice. I can see now, I've got a few more changes to make.

All I know is, I can't wait to get my garden started. Mother nature, could you please stop sending snow. It's almost May for Pete's sake.

11 comments:

Heather said...

Matt and I have been meaning to watch this! I hear it's CRAZY!

Vhari said...

Megs, I saw it and Russ would look over while I watching it and he would wonder why my face looked so revolted. All I know is I seriously started thinking about gardening and farming. And I hate that crazy soybean company and I think so many people are crazy and money hungry and I hate what I'm eating.

Holli and Billy said...

I have been dying to see this movie! P.S. Design Mom?!!!! You have hit the big time!!! Great article!!!

Andrea said...

Yeah, that movie had a large affect on me as well. And I thought I was doing really well in the healthy eating department too. Just a sidenote--don't eat mini-carrots. They are bleached two or three times. No good.

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

Just hopping over from Design Mom to say your letter was great! And hit home on so many points.

jwise said...

I can't ever watch anything like that. I just want my life to consist of: eating stuff I want to eat, then dying.

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

Now I've gotta ask, because I'm pretty dang sure you are a second cousin to my husband. His grandparents were Sylvia Hinckley and F. Don. Are you related through Sherm?

Kati said...

Megan I recommend using a lot of discernment when watching things like this. Not all cows, chickens and whatever are treated badly and contaminated. Extremists make movies like this and show you the worst of the worst. Brad's family is full of farmers and I have helped with chasing cows, giving them their shots and Brad has even gone to a lot of cow auctions. He told me a lot about these and yes there are some sickly cows that fast food resturants buy-- SICKLY!!! I, personally, buy very expensive meet from a meat man that butchers cows that are very healthy. A butcher we trust. You can taste when it is bad meat, and probably it was not healthy, probably not taken care of. Chicken as well. I don't have an extensive back ground with chickens. But I have raised one and eatten it and it was tasty :) I know good meat when I eat it and I am willing to pay extra for it. Also remember that all things are put on this earth from our Heavenly Father for our use and good. It says so in the scriptures and, suprisingly, also in the Sunbeam's manuel.

Cheeseboy said...

I watched the entire thing and liked it. Although you didn't miss much - I thought the last 30 minutes or so were really preachy about buying organic. I wondered if the movie was put out by the organic food growers inc.

Coincidentally, I just posted about the garbage they serve at my school every day.

And, if you want to watch a great movie that you will be disgusted by, watch "The Cove."

Sharlyn said...

I saw that too. I agree with Kati above. We can get scared out of buying food, or just try to roll with it. My hubby works in the farming industry helping farmers with their crops and things. Yes, there is bad stuff out there, but there's balance too. A garden is great (we have a huge one. Husband can't think smaller than an acre, glad he's willing to take care of it, I just can and freeze it) We sell most of our extra produce to people who are glad to know where their vegetables are coming from. Find a good butcher, I rarely buy beef from the store anymore. I don't know of one that deals with chickens though :) The chicken part of that show was sad.....

K said...

I'm with Kati. I know farmers, and I know where my beef comes from. There is that reality out there, and it makes me sick. But HF says in the scripture not to heed those who say not to eat meat - because it's ordained for the eating.

I think we're actually better off raising our own and taking responsibility for the whole deal. But I don't wanna.

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