If you want to be scared of almost anything available to eat in North America, watch any or all of these movies. They focus on the troubled state of “industrialized” agriculture, additives and pesticides, and the pursuit of profit over health. Here’s a look back at some fantastic films that aim at exposing what we take for granted about our food.
There are some very disturbing and shocking facts that are brought to light about the corporate culture surrounding what is available to eat, and the measures that have been taken to control every aspect of producing (or processing) our food. There are also some inspirational moments mixed in with the IMPENDING DOOM that make up much of these movies, that can help educate in better practices about what we put in our bodies. You are what you eat…
In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on the US food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment.
With nutritionally-depleted foods, chemical additives and our tendency to rely upon pharmaceutical drugs to treat what’s wrong with our malnourished bodies, it’s no wonder that modern society is getting sicker. Food Matters sets about uncovering the trillion dollar worldwide ‘sickness industry’ and gives people some scientifically verifiable solutions for overcoming illness naturally.
FRESH! THE MOVIE
FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity.