Food, Inc.

March 31st, 2011 | Nutrition and Health, Video

I re-watched the documentary Food, Inc. recently and I wanted to post the trailer in order to introduce the film to those who haven’t heard of or seen it yet.

It’s an important showcase of what is really happening to our food in the United States before it hits the grocery store shelves.

Contrary to what many believe, Food, Inc. takes an objective look at the industry as a whole and at everyone involved. It was not created to scare you or turn you vegan; it was created to inform you of the reality of what is really happening.

I always hear how what we eat drastically affects the health of our skin and bodies. I hear it all the time because it’s true, but I’d consider it a major understatement. What we eat affects our health, our attitude, our energy, our self-esteem, our wallets, our sleep and our minds. What we choose to eat even plays a role in the production of food on a massive scale, from the farmers to the types of food available at the store. I encourage you to take the time to educate yourself on what you’re eating. It seems some people spend more time figuring out what to watch on TV each night than actually understanding what it means to eat a healthy and responsible diet.

I came across this eye-opening statement after a quick scan through certain FDA regulations.


Let’s just say I don’t plan on eating processed “chicken” any longer.

I have many friends who have even turned vegan/vegetarian after learning the information this film had to offer. (That’s how powerful it really is.) Some weren’t morally opposed to eating meat; they simply found it easier to just stop eating meat altogether than to try and differentiate between good and bad meat production practices in this country.

I didn’t turn vegetarian after seeing Food, Inc. And I realized buying solely organic can be very expensive. But organic food really is healthier and tastes better, so I make an effort to buy it every now and then. I don’t eat fast food. I avoid certain meat companies. And I make trips to the farmer’s markets that usually have great, fresh food that’s not too expensive. Every little thing makes a difference.

I’m not trying to push specific habits on you; I’m just offering an opportunity to learn about what you eat on a daily basis.

Take the first step and introduce yourself to this issue by watching this trailer. It’s an excellent documentary and truly seeks to have all voices heard.

There are a few simple steps you can take to advocate for a safer, healthier food industry.

  • Eat more fruits and vegetables.
  • Cut out the fast food.
  • Look for the organic seal at the grocery store.
  • Shop at your local farmer’s market.
  • Buy meat from a farm or company that has free-range animals.
  • Get your friends to do it with you.

Have you seen this film? What did it make you feel?

One response to “Food, Inc.”

  1. David G


    This is one of the most memorable and important documentaries I’ve seen. Everyone who eats should see this.

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