Sunday, April 11, 2010

Urban Eats - Food Inc. Movie

If you haven't caught the oscar-nominated documentary, Food Inc. make sure you catch it THIS Sunday night (April 11th) on CBC for FREE at 10 PM.
If you miss the screening on Sunday, CBC's The Passionate Eye will re-air the film on Saturday April 17th at 7 PM. I absolutely couldn't wait for this weekend and rented the DVD last week. For those of you who have read Michael Pollen, Food Rules or Eric Schlosser's, Fast Food Nation, you won't be overly surprised at the minimum standards that most food companies maintain. We forget that food is an industry. An industry that is focused on making money and sometimes at the cost of your health and to the well-being of farmers.

If you are well-versed in how bad processed food can be, the film may not seem groundbreaking. However it really makes you think about where your food is coming from and what type of corporations you support when you buy your food. Click below to watch the trailer:
So what am I do doing differently after watching this film? I'm going to start buying organic meat that is free from hormones and antibiotics. I think it's a good start. It's like a diet. You can't switch EVERYTHING over at once or you're bound to fail. Little steps are important and I'm going to start with my meat. Yes, it's going to be more expensive. But like Michael Pollan, author of The Ominivore's Dilemma once said, if you eat less food (as in stop overeating), you can afford to buy better quality.
Hmmm...hormones in chicken anyone?
Eventually I want to move to all organic, non-GMO produce. I can't avoid non-organic foods when I eat out, but that's ok. It's all about small steps and not being strict and rigid, but being realistic. A real eye-opener for me is that the industry can CLONE animals and make food from them. They can do this??? That is a little too much for me.
Check out the film and let me know what you are doing differently? If you miss the airing you can also buy the DVD here at

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