Wednesday, April 21, 2010


As shocking as you expect. And still a glimmer of hope. Food Inc a POV piece on PBS explores how food in this country is manufactured, processed, and protected. The good the bad and the ugly. The positive message here is that things can change. And its not because people are becoming enlightened.. its because of consumer demand! SO KEEP DEMANDING!! Vote at the cash register with the food you buy. Some of us will think we are not affected... But what about this: In 1996 2% of all the soybeans in the US contained a patented gene made by Roundup (yes the company that makes weed killer also makes crop seeds!) which makes the plant resistant to herbicide.. By 2008, over 90% of soybeans in the US contained this gene. And this patent is protected by force. Business has turned food and farming into what it is now. We are all part of the process so we should all know more about the food we eat and the food that is available to us. It is essential to buy food that was raised and processed honestly. Buy local. Buy organic. Buy in season.

Sad...Scary, but we the "wallets" can make the difference.

Great documentary. I grew up in a farming community and bought into the lies being sold to the consumers today. I've also been the "low-income" individual that couldn't afford to eat "right". The cold reality is that the consumer can only make a difference by buying responsibly and/or boycotting products that are unsafe or unethical. The FDA/USDA will not protect you, nor will the industry rush to ensure your safety. The case of rBGH is a proven point. An educated public chose not buy products that contained rBGH, and the industry had to respond by eliminating it from the farms. Money will always force the hand of politics and big industry, ethics/moraltiy will never/seldom win. Take care of you and your family by becoming eductated, and then demanding full product disclosure. Use your wallet and your brain. Pass the info along and vote appropriately.

by Rob from Snohomish, WA

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