Monday, June 22, 2009

Revelry Review.

Over the weekend, I was very sick and feeling sorry for myself, so I took myself to the movies.  I figured getting out of the house might do me some good.  I decided to see "Food, Inc", a new documentary about food policy.

I thought that this movie was incredibly well done.  It tells the story of how our food went from being farmed to becoming like a factory.  It shows what happens to the animals before they get to our supermarkets.  It also discusses how a few large companies basically own and control the entire country's food production, as well as how that has impacted the way that farmers do their work.  There is also a portion about how much of our food products contain large amounts of corn.  

I've read Eric Schlosser's and Michael Pollan's books and I still felt like I learned a few things.  Hearing from the families and farmers that are directly affected by decisions made in Washington and in board rooms made it hit home.  The personal stories were deeply touching.

The one bad part is that the people who need to see this movie the most are probably the ones that are least likely to see it.

4 comments:

Melita said...

i haven't seen this yet, but can't wait. hope you are feeling better. sorry i didn't get to meet you this time, but there will always be a next time.

Lauren said...

Thanks! I'm sorry too--I was so looking forward to it! I literally spent probably 90% of the weekend asleep. Let me know the next time you are up this way!

City Girl said...

I can't wait to see this movie. So sorry I didn't get to meet you this past weekend. Be sure to stop by my blog for a blog award :)

Lauren said...

Thank you so much for the award! That was soooo nice!

I'm so sorry I didn't get to meet up with you guys--hopefully one day soon!