Monday, March 18, 2013

Exploration 9

I think that one of the main points in the the movie Fresh is that the food that we eat is the opposite of fresh.  Today both meat and plants are covered with chemicals.  Cattle is being fed large amounts of anti-biotics which is making them larger but not healthier.  Naturally a cow should be eating grass instead of corn.  The corn and vegetables that people are eating are sprayed with herbicides because it is more "economical".  Another important theme is the more you process food the less healthy it becomes.  Meat in a Walmart is processed several times compared to meat at a farmers market which was grown with grass fed cows and will likely be not processed at all.  i doubt that America will ever move away from corn fed cattle because it is cheap for the government and major corporations can make millions while the families on the farms that they own starve.  There are few farms that choose to go against the grain and use all natural products.  It is hard to do especially with all the pressure from big corporations talking all of the business.  But this shows how doing the right thing isn't always the easiest.

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