Sunday, April 25, 2010

Food, Inc.

Have you seen Food, Inc. yet? What if you woke up one day and realized what you thought was food was, in actuality, harming you?

Like many of us, it’s easy to get caught up in a good sale on anything...but when you realize the true cost of the "savings", you may strive after more nourishing options.

If you haven't had the opportunity to see this eye-opening documentary, now is the perfect time!

Food, Inc. has been in the theaters and recently aired on tv. If you missed it when aired on PBS, you can catch it right now online at the following link:

As described on the website for Food, Inc., it "lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won't go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli—the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults."

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