Food for Thought

multimedia_postcard-imageIf Julie and Julia gave me a hunger to get back to the kitchen, Food, Inc. gave me a stern reminder of what exactly I should be cooking in that kitchen. The movie exposes some of the undesirable truths of how and why we eat what we do. For the most part, our entire food system is controlled by a few corporate entities which are more concerned with their financial well-being than the well-being of the American consumer’s health. In many cases, these corporate giants have the backing of the FDA and the USDA.

If you haven’t seen the movie, you’re in luck. It’s surprisingly playing at a number of larger movie chains (Regal Saucon Valley) and also at Allentown’s 19th Street Theater (which I highly recommend). At times, the movie is tough to stomach, but stick with it. And if you can’t catch the film, try reading some of the intriguing related books by Eric Schlosser and Michael Pollan. If there was one thing I walked away with, it’s that supporting the local farmer is by far and away one of the best things you can do for you and your family. Oh, and never, ever support Monsanto.

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August 25, 2009. Uncategorized.

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