Food inc

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Documentary filmmaker Robert Kenner uses reports by Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser and The Omnivore's Dilemma author Michael Pollan as a springboard to exploring where the food we purchase at the grocery store really comes from, and what it means for the health of future generations. By exposing the comfortable relationships between business and government, Kenner gradually shines lighton the dark underbelly of the American food industry. The USDA and FDA are supposed to protect the public, so why is it that both government regulatory agencies have been complicit in allowing corporations to put profit ahead of consumer health, the American farmer, worker safety, and even the environment? As chicken breasts get bigger and tomatoes are genetically engineered not to go bad, 73,000Americans fall ill from powerful new strains of E. coli every year, obesity levels are skyrocketing, and adult diabetes has reached epidemic proportions. Perhaps if the general public knew how corporations use exploited laws and subsidies to create powerful monopolies, the outrage would be enough to make us think more carefully about the food we put into our bodies.
Rafael Mejía: Companies usefalse imagery in the marketing of their products such as farm houses next to green pastures that resemble the old school farming mentality. In reality, today it is more of a factory system that has been standardized and controlled by a few businesses that have monopolized the industry for their own financial gain. The expense is often of the hard working and underpaid people who keep getting sickeras a result of poor regulations and greedy business men. These people put their lives at risk; immigrants working the fields and meat packers cutting thousands of dead animals. How have we allowed a select few to claim power and authority over such a basic necessity of life such as our food? How it is to be tailor engineered (as if anything was wrong with it before)? This Food Inc. review digs deepto the roots of each of these issues and more, calling out to support organic agriculture and other ways of sustainable farming; and create justice for honest workers and consumers.

These days you rarely see meat packaged with the bone still attached. This simple tactic further disconnects consumers from where there food is coming from, how it is cultivated, and how it gets to them. Farmsthese days are no longer farms but mass producing factories of food. These many factories of food produce that source out to many brands are actually all owned just by a few conglomerates who control all the regulating and get all the profit while consumers suffer health problems, environmental problems, as well as societal and economic problems. Meanwhile, they don’t want us to know what they put inour food so they leave out important information so that we will keep suffering, and they will keep profiting. How is this different from Bio-warfare? GMO vs Anthrax… which is worse?

In the 1930′s the first Drive-In fast food chain was born, also christening America with a new factory supply system to the kitchen of a restaurant. Their main priorities were uniformity, conformity,
Rafael Mejía:Companies use false imagery in the marketing of their products such as farm houses next to green pastures that resemble the old school farming mentality. In reality, today it is more of a factory system that has been standardized and controlled by a few businesses that have monopolized the industry for their own financial gain. The expense is often of the hard working and underpaid people whokeep getting sicker as a result of poor regulations and greedy business men. These people put their lives at risk; immigrants working the fields and meat packers cutting thousands of dead animals. How have we allowed a select few to claim power and authority over such a basic necessity of life such as our food? How it is to be tailor engineered (as if anything was wrong with it before)? This Food...
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