Monday, July 13, 2009
I saw Food Inc. last night and it was really good. It covered a lot of information including factory farming, assembly lines, labels, big corporations, fast food, farming, wages, prices, and more.
One thing that really stood out to me was when it talked about this:
Everytime you go to the store and buy something, you are voting. You are voting on what kind of foods they are going to supply. You are supporting whatever industry and company you are buying from. You are voting for local foods or ones that have traveled across the country. You are voting for or against pesticide use. You are voting for certain foods over others. Whatever you vote for increases the demand for those foods.
If you buy more organic, there will be more of a demand for it. Even walmart, which has such a bad rap for being such a big corporation, is seriously only trying to please the customers. They are voting for all the items they sell. If everyone started buying all organic at walmart, there will be a bigger demand for it and then it will eventually get cheaper.
Meat wasn't always as cheap as it is now! It was a process and it all started from the consumer's vote. The vote of buying a product.
We are very very powerful people. We control what stores supply. Go get the word out. Go buy the best organic fruit you can find. You're vote counts!!!
Here is the trailer for the movie. Check it out: http://yalesustainabilityleaders.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/food-inc-poster.jpg
Posted by badash at 6:38 PM