Monday, July 13, 2009

food inc

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:


Omegachuck said...

we are no longer the agrarian society of early America, where a home garden or crop was expected from each family. Sadly our society has moved so much 'forward', we've lost any contact or control of our own public food supply. It doesn't take much effort to dig up a 12 by 12 piece of yard and start a garden.

Sarah said...

I'd really like to see this. There's a free screening of it about an hour from here next week, but it's limited seating and I wasn't sure if it would be worth the drive if we couldn't get in. I may just have to wait until it is local.

Anonymous said...

The reason organic food is more expensive is because its harder and more expensive to produce. Food mass production is able to create a lot of food efficiently. If we all "ate local" as you so fondly put it, then what would people in eat in the middle of winter in nevada? Aint nothing local growing there... Eating organic and local is great for us rich ass americans, but its impractical and impossible for the majority of the world. Like blogging with your head up your ass

badash said...

I don't know about you, but I'm surely not rich. But i'd rather spend my money on my health than anything else. I want to support local farmers and buy as much organic food as possible because it is the best for my health and the environment.

I didn't mean to say "eat ALL local" because thats not possible for most people. I couldnt even eat like that here!!! (especially in the winter) I'm just saying that we have more power than we think we do. Everyone always talks about how big, corporate, and powerful walmart is. Well... we are the ones giving them power! We are the ones going to walmart and buying the stuff! If we started buying all of the organic food at walmart then there would be a bigger demand for it. Its supply and demand. Sometimes grocery stores have bins of "local" produce. If we buy more, the demand is larger and they take note. If nobody buys it, it is less likely to come back, you know?

Sorry I didnt explain myself well.

badash said...

p.s. i do not like walmart, but i just thought it was a good point that the movie made! I guess I am opening up my mind towards it. If everyone stopped buying all the stuff, there would be less of a demand for all of it. They truly just want to give us what we want.... they are just doing it for the customers.

We have more power than we think. Thats why everytime you go to the grocery store its like voting on what the store is going to supply...