Thursday, November 19, 2009

Food, Inc.

Yesterday, my family and I watched the recent documentray, Food, Inc.
It shows the process of food production and delivery - that is, how your food goes from part of a cow to becoming part of your cheeseburger, and much more.
If the fact that animals are herded together without regard for the conditions they're in (many chickens don't even see daylight) because you figure, like some people, that the animals are going to be slaughtered for food in a short time anyway, some other things in the movie might make you sit up and pay attention.
First, the conditions that the animals killed for food, including the food they eat and how sanitary their living conditions (as well as the food processing plants) are should concern you, since what animals eat and have put into them becomes part of them, and in turn becomes part of you.
Also, because these big food companies are only concerned about money and not about the health and conditions of the animals used for food, the workers, or consumers, even though there have been numerous deaths and serious illnesses (some that affect people for the rest of their lives, requiring them to have constant treatments, alter their appearances, and more), "big food" doesn't want to take any steps to change things for the better.
The government constantly wastes taxpayer money, due in a large part to the idea many people have, namely, that the government should take care of them.  That is an incorrect mindset to have,
but it should be said the government does have some responsibility to take care of its citizens, at least in the sense that it doesn't allow big corporations to take advantage of consumers and workers.


[to be continued...]

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