Whew. Long time with no posts.
But I’m back. Just wanted to share this trailer for Food, Inc.:
It’s a documentary from about three years ago but I just watched it a few nights ago. I’m actually glad that I made some rather dramatic changes to my diet, it made watching the film a bit more palatable. I feel equally proud of my ability to be educated and aware of what I eat and foolish as I think avoiding all the pervasive ingredients totally would be tough because of how well hidden they are. Pervasive ingredients meaning: wheat, corn, and soy. When I first embarked on the elimination-challenge diet, I complained about how much I had to cook vs. using convenience foods. Boy has that tune changed.
I was still left feeling a little sick after watching the film. I learned a lot though. Like did you know that e-coli has been a bacteria present for years but it was only when we introduced corn to cows that deadly, resistant forms of e-coli developed via mutation? And apparently, the simple act of eliminating corn from a cow’s diet almost completely eradicates the e-coli (reduced b 80% in five days!!!!)?
The other thing that struck me is that my view of farmers shifted quite a bit. I really, really feel for the ones who are inextricably tied to big food corporations. Being essentially forced into purchasing upwards of $500,000.00 in equipment and getting $18,000.00/year!?!? And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
This is a “must watch” if you haven’t already!