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    Andy030 is offline Senior Member
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    Default Food Inc., The Movie

    If you haven't seen this movie, go rent it. It will prevent you from eating certain things again.

    It was very, VERY good. I thought it might be boring but I was actually pissed when it was over. I wanted more. I hope they do a part 2.

    You will never touch non-organic crap again. It will convince you.

    If you crave junk food and want to stop it, this movie will do it.

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    ninkageaikidoka is offline Senior Member
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    I actually did a YouTube review when I saw it back when it came out. Good stuff. You can find it here: Do You Know Where Your Food Comes From? - The American Resurgence

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    Andy030 is offline Senior Member
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    I like the comparison between the once powerful tobacco industry and the presently powerful food industry. Eventually we WILL be able to get everything organic right in the grocery store. It's inevitable.

    Keep the YouTube vids comming It's the best place to spread the word, for free.

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    Ballsofsteel is offline Senior Member
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    It would be nice to think that we'll all go organic
    But do you think the average joe will give up hamburgers, coke and cheap food ?
    Not all are as enlightened about diet as some on this forum, and many could not care less.
    I think you will find common sense is not that common.
    I have preached the virtues of organics and good quality food for years, but have given up as most people look at you like you're mad or part of the lunatic fringe.
    But If I say I don't use chemicals on my garden most will agree it's a good idea.
    Organic meat products are the hardest to justify to ignorant souls, especially the type who are reliant on fast food.
    If you live on crap all your life you die young - most people can't comprehend this.
    Keep spreading the word, if you illuminate 1 person it was well worth the effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy030 View Post
    Eventually we WILL be able to get everything organic right in the grocery store. It's inevitable.
    I would not hold my breath on that one, unless we change our eating habits the population in the US is too large.

    In the movie, they showed the chickens at PolyFace Farm being slaughtered outside, where is the cattle slaughtered? Most of the grass fed beef sold at Whole pay check etc is slaughtered at the same filthy plant as the "Factory Farmed" beef.

    I recently found a grass fed beef source where the animals are slaughtered in the field. You have to sign a contract as there are legal issues with this and the meat can not be ship out of the state of Ca. But is this really a sustainable practice to feed the population of the US?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Froese View Post

    I recently found a grass fed beef source where the animals are slaughtered in the field. You have to sign a contract as there are legal issues with this and the meat can not be ship out of the state of Ca. But is this really a sustainable practice to feed the population of the US?
    Nope. Sustainably is the new hot word in the food world. I think everydish on top chef this year had that word in it.

    I love the movie, but at the end of day I felt more hopeless than inspired. I eat mostly locally grown produce, it's hard to find organic and local though. I east mostly whole foods with minimal preparation, but it would be hours of driving to keep all these fresh items on hand. And I am nutrition minded, now think about someone who just wants to eat fast and cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Froese View Post
    But is this really a sustainable practice to feed the population of the US?
    Unless one has discretionary income, getting something can mean giving up something else. It means more expensive food, and whether or not it happens on a large scale ultimately depends on how much people value the quality of what they eat, and also on where our regulatory agencies draw the line for what's minimally acceptable.

    All of which mean, I think, that no, it's not a sustainable mass-market practice, but it's great that we can get what we want if we're willing to pay for it.

    Just my opinion, your mileage may vary.

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    just checked the reviews on IMDB after reading this thread. Seems like a really pretty good movie! Thanks for the recommendation. I will check that one out.


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    Great movie! Was very eye-opening. Some of the more graphic images seem burned into my brain and they flash in my mind when I am at the grocery store looking at purchasing meat. Since watching the movie, about 90% of the beef that I've eaten has been grass-fed, and most of my fruits/veggies have been organic. My milk is either -standard "organic" or when I get the chance to make a longer trip, I get a product that is both grass-fed and organic (for great dairy choices, check out the report card at the cornucopia institute's webpage).

    I'm in the middle of reading Michael Pollan's "Ominivore's Dilemma" - great book so far - highly recommend it - if you liked Food Inc., you will love this book.

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    This movie is what made my wife embrace veganism. I tried it but it didn't stick. I have seen the inside of several midwestern beef and poultry plants. They are just as disgusting and inhumane as the movie portrays. They also treat their mostly immigrant workforce like garbage. I did commercial pest control on many of these plants for several years, some of them have insect and rodent problems that will never be under control because of poor design and reluctance to spend money. One of the plants I serviced simply turned to irradiation to solve contamination problems. I am glad I live in a small town where naturally raised products are a phone call away. Organic is worth the money!

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