Josiah Begin 9/10/14 Sanitation Food inc summary Food Inc. is an depth Documentary on how our food is produced and where it comes from. The sad truth is that that most people don’t know where their food comes from. The movie starts off in the marketplace with the, “pastoral fantasy” advertisement on the plastic wrapped meat and poultry of grass fed beef, happily grazing with a cowboy herding them on his horse. Creating the illusion of where the food comes from. The attention is drawn to the unnatural year round tomatoes that are picked green and sprayed with a color enhancement chemical to get redness.
Kiara Edwards 8/1/2010 Human Nutrition Test Essay 2 Does anyone really know what we are eating? After viewing the documentary Food Inc I have a totally different outlook on the food that many of us consume every day. My daughter, Kiryana my niece, Samya and nephew Xavier watched the video with me they had so many questions ranging from what are they doing to the chickens, why are they hurting the baby chicks, to comments such as auntie I don’t think I want to eat chicken anymore. The Food Inc documentary introduced many people to America’s industrialized food system and its effect on our environment, health, economy and workers' rights. These images of smiling farmers, fields of wheat, hens and their chicks, with cows peacefully grazing in fields actually hides the reality of how a handful of multi-national corporations now control the majority of North American food production.This documentary talked about several issues such as Factory Farming and how approximately 10 billion animals
The video outlined the effects of people choosing to eat unhealthy foods, and how even Bittman falls into this group. He starts his presentation by going about 100 years back in time and showing how people truly worked the land, and made a living(food wise) for themselves. As the years progressed less people farmed their own food and more reliant on large corporations to process their food and sell in supermarkets, and even fast food restaurants. Bittman's main argument throughout the presentation was to make healthier eating choices, and to even change the way you think about what is going into your own body. This was the bulk of the presentation.
SNAP national participation in June 2012 rose to 46,670,373 people, an increase of 173,162 people from May 2012. The problem with this is that while there are some honest people out in the country, the majority of people I see abuse and fraud the system claiming that they need help as much as the next person. Food stamps aren’t around so people can have a field day at the grocery store any time they want. They are around for people who are having a hard time feeding their family! It is not those who like to cheat and take the easy way out of things.
Consumer’s are responsible for their selection in foods and if they chose to consue products that give no nutritional information that is on them. Zinczenko argues that lack of information given to the consumers about the food they are consuming is grounds to file lawsuits against the fast food vendors. Though there is truth to Mr. Zinczenko’s arguments, I disagree, with placing the blame on the fast food supplier’s. Consumer are responsible for . As far as healthier affordable alternatives, you pass just as many Subways, Jimmy Johns or Panera’s as you would a McDonalds.
The pleasures of eating In the article “The Pleasures of Eating,” by Wendell Berry talk about the responsibilities that we, as consumers have in food consumption. He criticizes modern American farming and rural life as well as the ignorance of consumers. In his article, Berry mentions several ways of what consumers can do to become more responsible eaters; however, because of the hurried lifestyle that most Americans, including my family, live today, is difficult to support Berry´s suggestions. The first suggestion of Berry’s list states, “participate in food production to the extent that you can” (paragraph 13). According to this claim, Berry suggests his readers to grow their own food since by doing so they will know everything
As consumers we should have every right to know how animals are being raised. From my own experience, I never knew what the word process ever meant. Until I reached high school and saw the documentary on Food, Inc. That documentary changed my whole perspective on our food. I couldn’t tell you how disgusted, furious, annoyed and agitated I was from the look of those poor cows. This is not right.
Lower income families tend to buy the cheap unhealthy food over the healthier food due to the fact that it is less expensive. In the long run it is actually more expensive because of the medical issues that come with an unhealthy eating style. High blood pressure, diabetes and obesity are medical conditions that can literally take money out of our pockets. The Food Trust strives to make healthy food available to all. According to the founder of The Food Trust, she states “ Our goal is to work with neighborhoods, schools, grocers, farmers and policymakers, we've developed a comprehensive approach that combines nutrition education and greater availability of affordable, healthy food.
At least in the health care battle, the administration can count some powerful corporate interests on its side — like the large segment of the Fortune 500 that has concluded the current system is unsustainable. That is hardly the case when it comes to challenging agribusiness. Cheap food is going to be popular as long as the social and environmental costs of that food are charged to the future. There’s lots of money to be made selling fast food and then treating the diseases that fast food causes. One of the leading products of the American food industry has become patients for the American health care industry.
Or is it that we have such an abundance of food there is no need to be conservative over buying too much at the grocery store (or fast food joint) or saving that last handful of leftover pasta? What about both? Even though efforts are being made to reduce food waste in America, Americans are seemingly creating more of an environmental and economic issue by wasting more food than recycling it. As of 2012 there are over 313 million people in the United States alone (U.S. Census Bureau, 2012). With a number this high, it may not be such a big shock to see how much food is being wasted in America.