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Who Else Watched Food, Inc?

Who else has watched this film? This movie blew my mind. I’ve been eating paleo for a week and a half, I’m if I was even doubting the reason why, this movie solidified it for me. I guess I didn’t realize the extent the corn industry has negatively effected our entire food production as a country. I didn’t realize how, either intentionly or not, ineffective the FDA is at protecting us. The chicken mills, modern cattle production, and soybean patenting was unbelieveable.

So… you going vegan?

I look forward to the day when I will buy organic meat

It’s number 2 on my list when I’ll have the budget, after buying 30 cats

Read The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan. Food, Inc bases a lot of their arguments on that work, and if I’m not mistaken, Pollan is featured in it.

Very interesting movie, the patenting and the suing of farmers was unbelievable. I think it all comes down to the fact that 99% of the big corporations and politicians dont give a **** about people.

very good movie.

If you want to go a step further check out “Earhlings” it will make you think about becoming vegan

[quote]StonesAreFun wrote:
Read The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan. [/quote]

Times 2

Also check out Bottom Feeder which does for the seafood industry what Omnivore’s Dilemma does or industrial meat.

I’ve been eating grassfed meat from a small, local farm for about 5 years now…don’t know whether it’s any better for me based on before and after bloodwork…but…I can’t stomach meat bought from regular grocery stores anymore…tastes like and gives me the shits.

[quote]jasmincar wrote:
I look forward to the day when I will buy organic meat

It’s number 2 on my list when I’ll have the budget, after buying 30 cats[/quote]

Are cats considered organic meat?
You could save some money.

[quote]B.L.U. Ninja wrote:
So… you going vegan?[/quote]

I said I was eating paleo, not vegan. I will try to only purchase grass fed beef, free ranch chicken and eggs, and organic fruits and vegetable, as my budget allows.

[quote]StonesAreFun wrote:
Read The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan. Food, Inc bases a lot of their arguments on that work, and if I’m not mistaken, Pollan is featured in it. [/quote]

x3. I think he was a narrator in the film. His follow up book, In Defense of Food while wasn’t as thought provoking as the first one (still worth a read), but for people who don’t stay up with nutrition and all that (i.e. your friends and family), it will provide some easy rules for them to follow (Eat with people, don’t buy your food where you buy your gas, etc).

Interesting, despite the Michael Moore-like liberal slant.

a great lecture by michael pollan i came across.

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/bigideas/stories/2010/03/29/2858667.htm

[quote]Crow wrote:

[quote]B.L.U. Ninja wrote:
So… you going vegan?[/quote]

I said I was eating paleo, not vegan. I will try to only purchase grass fed beef, free ranch chicken and eggs, and organic fruits and vegetable, as my budget allows.[/quote]

Sorry you are talking common sense. Oxymoron: Gov=Common sense. MONEY rules. As a guy with out of this world cholesterol issues Paleo is the only thing that will save my life in the long run.