The documentary Food Inc. touches on these topics and shows how little consumers know about what they eat and where it derives from. The documentary Food Inc. shows how most people are under the fallacious belief that their foods are grown on appealing farms often depicted on the packaging of the product themselves. In reality only a few of these farms are present and large factory farms have replaced most of them (Food Inc.). Food Inc. displays how viciously animals are being treated from their living conditions and at slaughterhouses. The documentary also shows how animals are given antibiotics to make them grow much more rapidly.
Obesity in America is becoming more and more common, and some are beginning to wonder if there is a specific reason for this. Recently there have been many lawsuits against McDonalds for knowingly selling unhealthy foods and it has given some the impression that they have something to do with this problem. But is McDonalds the problem, or is it the choices Americans are now making? Documentarian, Morgan Spurlock, explored the effects of the fast food industry by using himself as a guinea pig for an experiment in which he eats McDonald’s food for 30 days. Even though Spurlock makes many valid points in his documentary, I still believe that the eating habits of Americans today are based on their own choices and they should be responsible for those choices.
That single cattle can jeopardize the entire food supply. Schlosser effectively communicates the fact that “fast food is bad for you” with tons of evidence ranging from news articles, factual events such as recalls, reports, and first person experiences. Most of the events lead back to Colorado Springs, Colorado due to all of the issues concerning fast food originates. Schlosser also takes experiences from labs, where scientists do various experiments to recreate the feel and taste of the food to satisfy the human from meats to fruits. This boasts the highest worst safety records in the world.
Reymateu Johnson Writing 231 Reading Response #3 November 20, 2014 Reading Response #3 In Omnivores Dilemma: Corn Conquest, Michael Pollan states that most of the industrial food we eat, basically all processed food we find in our supermarkets, can be traced back to corn. Seems and odd concept but scientifically it’s true. The C-4 trick helps explain the corn plant’s success in this competition: Few plants can manufacture quite as much organic matter (and calories) from the same quantities of sunlight and water and basic elements as corn. I found the information in this essay quite interesting. I was surprised to learn that my body had been fundamentally altered by the prevalence of corn.
I’m sure that the Maya people did hunt and eat meat for their proteins and whatnot, but the fact remains that the first time we see any sort of crops is more than halfway through the movie when Jaguar Paw is running away from the soldiers in the “bad” city. Here we also see an inaccuracy as pointed out by Professor Russell and that is that the corn is all in very straight rows. Furthermore, we learned that all three of the staple crops were grown in the same spots for important reasons; here we just see corn. Something else that struck me as odd when watching the movie and was also mentioned in Stone’s “Orcs in Loincloths” was the geography. Throughout Apocalypto we see a very
They’re designed by evolution to eat grass. And the only reason we feed them corn is because corn is really cheap and corn makes them fat quickly … The industrial food system is always looking for greater efficiency. But each new step in efficiency leads to problems. If you take feedlot cattle off their corn diet, give them grass or five days, they will shed eighty percent of the E. coli in their gut” (Foodincmovie). There have been many cases where children have died just by eating food that has been processed by the food
Unflattering look behind America’s food companies PURPOSE BEHIND PAPER: Critically reflect on claims made: critically reflect on the claims and solutions presented in the mainstream documentary Food Inc. Mean world syndrome, scar tactic 1) the problem with the current food system; 2) the solutions they propose. RESEARCHED INFROMATION : CRITICAL ANALYSIS ON FOOD INC Food, Inc. is the most mainstream movie we’ve had dealing with issues of industrial agriculture and food. While there are many films dealing with these subjects, Food, Inc. actually has the potential to be seen by millions of people. For the footage of “conventional” chicken sheds alone, this movie is to be appreciated.
Hausser Food Products Company Brenda Cooper, the Southeastern Regional Sales Manager for the Hausser Food Products Company (HFP) expressed her concern: I think during the past year I’ve begun to make some progress here, but the situation is a lot more difficult than I thought when I first arrived. Our current methods of selling products just are not adequate, and the people in the field don’t seem interested in coming up with new ideas or approaches to selling. Background Hausser Food Products Company was a leading producer and marketer of infant foods in the United States. The company manufactured and marketed a whole line of foods for the infant market including strained meats, vegetables, fruits and combination dishes. The product line included foods that were completely strained, for infants, as well as foods that were partially strained or chopped, for children six months and older.
Week one: I, Chicken Little, was flabbergasted by the sight of millions of other chickens that look identical to me in this small place we’re now supposed to call our home. I hear the faint call of my name from my family from hundreds of chickens over. Will I ever see them again? Week two: A rumor goes around that the way of production around here is broiler production. My mom tells me that broiler production is the production of biscuits that we get to eat, but I secretly think she is lying to me so I won’t worry.
Take Gregory Rhymes for example. Recently 15 year old Gregory and his mother sued McDonalds for his extreme obesity. Weighing about 400 pounds, Gregory Rhymes would consume a burger, fries and a shake sometimes multiple times a day but claims he was not warned on how fattening the fast food can actually be. He and his mother were determined that the restaurant must be held responsible for Gregory’s current