For example, this corn is fed to pigs to give people thicker bacon. Just imagine someone eating two-hundred pounds of contaminated meat every day; nobody could tolerate that. The food industry is selling sick cows to people for money. They are killing cows who are just trying to find a place to peacefully graze on the earth. The cows have no say in what they have to eat so they are pretty much fed toxic garbage.
Both of these authors have a wide-range of experience in the food industry before publishing their books, and in fact both are activists for the production of sustainable food. Another source of creditability is when they interview a chicken farmer who is contracted by Tyson. The farmer allowed the film crew inside to give the viewers a rare look into the life of a chicken raised in these chicken houses for Tyson. To say the least the conditions of the chicken house were deplorable. There was very little ventilation, almost no windows to let light in, only two big fans to ventilate the house, and the chickens could barely move due to the lack of available space because so many where crammed in there.
learned the following information after watching the Food Inc. documentary film: 1) Farm owners treat the livestock and poultry in their farms in a horrifying and sickening manner; 2) Farm workers are also being abused by the farm owners and made to work in farms where the minimum standards of safety are not being met; 3) The food products being sold in the market such as the chicken, pork and tomato and others are being fed artificial food so that they grow faster and become bigger, and fatter in lesser period of time; 4) Processed food are basically and ultimately come from the same product which is corn; 5) There is a new strain of E. coli which causes illness to 73,000 Americans and death to thousands more; 6)More Americans now have diabetes
But even with all the power she holds she still questions her motives and that is very ironic. The biggest moment is the story were we see her question her power is when she saw the downed boar up close and in flesh “This wild thing, this perfect creature” she thinks “She feels sorrow in the back of her throat, the sorrow of existence”(304). Through this moment of clarity we see this woman that was chasing down some of those pigs with Frazier, the one killing off all these rats, feral pigs change and start having more compassion for these animals. She really doesn’t want to be killing these animals
This documentary is about farmers and how the American food supply chain is changing. The movie starts with interviews of farmers giving their opinion on consumerism and the how farming has changed over the years. They believe that the nutrition’s being fed to the chickens now is greater than what was being fed before and that is why they are growing bigger and faster now. However, the farmers are not sure of what are in the mix of the food other than that some antibiotics for the health of the chickens. Michael Pollan suggests how industrial food system is unsustainable because of monocultures, which means a lot of the same species are grown together and that’s only possible by using antibiotics to keep them alive.
Many unsanitary and just plain disgusting routine procedures of this industry are unknown to most consumers. One example would be using dead pigs and dead horses along with chicken manure for cattle feed. Practices like these are to blame for epidemics like mad cow disease an e-coli. Eric Schlosser's book was written to inform the reader about the truth behind
Many harmless animals are mistreated and they should not be. There was a time when I was shown a video about where the meat we eat comes from. That video showed chickens caged inside a small area, also in bad conditions that were probably bad for their health. The workers there tossed them around carelessly and ignored their cries. There were also many chickens that were already dead in the mix of other live chickens.
“The food industry doesn’t want you to know the truth about what you are eating because if you did, you might not eat it.” The sense of mystery behind our food and where it comes from just makes the viewer want to know more about the food system. The whole documentary is then broken down into chapters starting from the supermarket and ending with the government’s influence. The first part of Food Inc. talks about the actual process inside the food factories, more specifically, the corn and meat industries. These two industries are by far the bigger food industries the documentary showed.
Summary 2 Intensive animal farming has been the center of many questions from the general public, politicians and scientists. One of the main questions that arise is how animals are managed and handled during their life-cycle in small cages that barely fit them. Humans would not be able to suffer the many atrocities that these poor animals are having during their life cycle in a cage – tail docking for pigs and beak trimming for chickens are very painful and sometimes animals do not receive medicine to help and calm them. But many scientists argue that the definition of “well-being” is difficult to define because it depends on the animal cognition, motivation, perception and emotional states. There are solutions to better “well-being” of animals such as finding an alternative system to intensive animal farming; genetic changes the behavioral or physiological nature of the animal and therapeutic help such as tail docking or beak trimming.
Because of fast food a lot of people are unhealthy, obese, and use mass production to feed everyone. Chicken is the most popular meat that is used in fast food, thus resulting in mass production. Another reason for mass production is the fast growth of population in America. Because of mass production many chickens and other animals are injected with hormones so they can grow bigger, fatter and heavier. Mass production may not be perfect, but it is not bad.