I feel as though I may be the last food blogger in the country to do so, but I finally got the opportunity to see Food, Inc. last night! I’d been trying to find a local place to catch it for months (not exaggerating) and it finally arrived just one town away! The movie was what I expected, but that’s a good thing. It put specifics on a lot of things I already knew or suspected and reaffirmed my decision to eat as thoughtfully as possible. I found the film very compelling and well done. Even my husband enjoyed it and it led to, in my opinion, one of our more productive discussions about food. I think we’re more dedicated than ever to limiting our meat consumption, cooking our own food and avoiding processed foods whenever possible. Buying local and buying organic are definitely of interest to me, but less simple due to time and money.
Food, Inc is one of those movies that I think everyone should see. If you’re already aware of the information covered in the film, further educate yourself. If you don’t know anything about where our food comes from, you’re really missing out and you need to see Food, Inc. Maybe it’s the teacher in me, but I’m a firm believer that education is the first step towards creating change. The information can be overwhelming, but I truly think that everyone making small adjustments in their lives can impact the industrial food system in the United States.
Now, since every other food blogger has already said their two cents about the film, I won’t say more. They can speak for themselves:
My Review of Food, Inc (Healthy Tipping Point) –Caitlin managed to record a lot of the specific facts and statistics from the film; definitely check out her review if you don’t think you’ll get a chance to see the movie.
Food, Inc (Amateur Gourmet)
Increasing Appetite for Documentary’s Unsavory Message (Center for a Livable Future)
Finally, if you’re looking to help make change happen:
I Saw Food, Inc., Now What? (Huffington Post)
10 Simple Things You Can Do to Change Our Food System (Food, Inc website)