The movie I decided to write my paper on is Food INC. After watching the movie I learned a lot of information about the food industry that I wasn’t previously informed of. The movie basically talked about how the big companies in the food industry operate. I believe the main point of the film was to expose how the companies maintain the animals and prepare meat and other foods. Also to show how the companies care more about the financial aspect of the industry rather than the betterment of nutrition of the American people.
In the movie they showed how cows and chickens were being mistreated by either their living conditions or food they were fed. They showed how the cows were mainly living in their own feces and was getting fed the wrong food. Cows are naturally suppose to only grass but was being fed corn. As for the chickens they had the same living conditions as cows, but some were being kept in dark chicken houses where they never get to see the light of day. The chickens were also being fed the wrong food in order to fatten the bird for better size meat. The film showed that some of birds that were so overweight they couldn’t move because their legs could not support the body weight. Some of birds just dropped dead right where they were standing.
Another point that stood out to me was the mistreatment of the workers employed by some of these companies. Some companies that are in the southern region of America hire illegal immigrants to work for them. They are really underpaid and have no benefits. They work in assembly lines and do the same job over and over. This is why they are underpaid because they only do one job all day.
Actually some companies even go into Mexico and transport people to specifically work for them. Over the last few years because of the immigration issues in America, a lot of these immigrants are getting arrested and getting into legal trouble because of this. While the immigrants are getting punished for this, the people that...