Monday, June 22, 2009

Food-Industrial Complex

"The trick will be getting 'Food Inc.'s' message beyond its natural constituency of the already-converted to the millions of shoppers whose choices in the marketplace represent a tsunami of untapped power."

Ann Hornaday, "'Food': Good...And Good For You," The Washington Pose,June 19, 2009.

A wonky film about farm subsidies, animal cruelty, and patents that argues consumers will have to pay more to be healthy may not be the right vehicle to unleash a consumer tsunami. By relying upon poignant stories, mostly about farmers, Food Inc. never delivers a hammer blow of condemning evidence about the health effects of the way we produce and package our food -- except in the case of feeding corn to cattle. In this sense, In Defense of Food does a better job -- and Michael Pollan helped on the film (and is in the film). We need a stronger, more pointed case to ignite a "anti-tabacco-like campaign.

This is not to say I wasn't horrified by Food Inc. or learn something new about the dastardly food-industrial complex.

Like: "Anyone saving seeds can be investigated for patent infringement."


William said...

It all comes back to the lack of representation in the House.
learn why your house member does not represent you, and what you can do to change it.

Tyrone said...

The world definitely needs to change its agricultural system