Wednesday, July 15, 2009
'Food, Inc.' Will Freak You Out, Offer No New Ideas
Anyone familiar with Michael Pollan's books or the bare bones structure of our food and agricultural system will not be all that surprised by what the documentary "Food, Inc." has to say about the revolting, hyper-speed processes of the American nutritional system (or perhaps it should be called the "anti-nutritional system").
If you really don't know what I'm talking about, then you should probably go see this movie and realize that almost everything you put in your mouth is probably bad for you, the environment, and whoever grew or raised that food item.
The thesis of "Food, Inc." is straight-forward: A handful of corporations now control the vast majority of our foodmaking capabilities. They mistreat workers, abuse animals, stuff food full of high-fructose corn syrup, cover it in dangerous pesticides, and ship it needlessly thousands of miles using untold amounts of fossil fuel -- all so it can accumulate on your already too-fat ass, give you diabetes, heart disease and cancer, while sending the nation's medical bills skyrocketing.
Read the Entire Article at chicagonow.com
Posted by First Grade at 9:06 PM