Wednesday, March 17, 2010

An Eye Opening Movie!!!

Last night we watched the movie Food, Inc. Wow! I had seen lots of buzz about this movie in bloggy land for awhile. I found it on Netflix instant and we decided to watch it last night. This is pretty rare for my husband to actually want to watch something that I do. He was amazed by it too. He likes all of those conspiracy theory type documentaries anyway so he really enjoyed it.

If you have not seen it you defiantly need too. It made me really look at the food we eat and where it comes from. It made want to be able to grow or raise 100 percent of everything we eat. I know that is not possible, but I would like to as much as possible. If I can't grow it or raise it I want to know where it is coming from. We did purchase a beef from a friend of my dads and I'm so glad that we did. I know that it was raised humanely and without the antibiotics and growth steroids like other meat is raised. I was in tears at times seeing how horrible the conditions are that these animals live in.

I have always shopped for the lowest price. I can't afford free-range, grass fed, natural or organic meat and produce. Well I look at it a little differently now. If I can pay a little extra for something that was raised in a good environment and at its own pace instead of given chemicals to make it grow in half the time, I will. I'm on a mission to look for local produce and meat, to help out the little guy, instead of the big government run corporation. Its sad that the government can't look out for the well being of the American people because they are getting their pockets padded by these big corporations. They are forcing the little farmers out of business. The farmers that actually care about their animals and the food they raise are being sued and losing everything because they don't want to do what these companies are forcing them to do.

I usually do my grocery shopping on Thursdays. I can't this week because I will be babysitting a baby. But I'm really concerned now. Where do I go, what do I buy. I can't afford to spend $200 a week on groceries, but I don't want to buy this contaminated stuff anymore. I want to look out for the health and well being of my family. There are some changes a coming to this household and hubby is completely on bored. If you haven't seen this movie and your like me and just buy whatever you can afford you defiantly need to watch it. It's a real eye opener. Let me know if you've seen it and if it changed you!


Nancy M. said...

When I went to visit my best friend, she made me watch it. I probably wouldn't have, otherwise. It really does make you think where everything comes from. It is way more expensive to buy it, but I think it would be so much better!

OurCrazyFarm said...

I have not seen the movie but have heard how horrible it is (the animal conditions). We primarily raise all of our own beef, pork, chickens and veggies because we enjoy doing it. When I stop and realize how good we are eating it makes me thank God again that we are able to live this lifestyle. Any chance you can raise some steers and learn to butcher chickens? I never thought I could do it, but it really wasn't that bad:)) And growing tomatoes are a lot easier!

Tammy L said...

Joshua and I watched it a few months ago on Netflix. It was very interesting!! I don't know that it changed our eating habits very much (since we already don't go out to eat and try to buy as much "healthy" stuff as we can... thankfully our Costco carries a lot of bulk organic fruits and veggies for affordable prices!) but I always enjoy learning and becoming more aware of what's going on... scary to think of how much control just a couple BIG corporations have!! :|

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