When we watched the film Food Inc. in class, it definitely made me open my eyes and think. Most of the time when I eat food, I hate to say it, but I do not really pay that much attention to where it actually came from. I along with many others have just been made to believe that most of the products in stores are going to be okay for us to eat. I think the most shocking part of the whole film was just how much control larger food production companies actually have. One example of this that I saw in the film was when they were saying that in our grocery stores, it seems like there are so many different brands and so many different options, but when it comes down to it there are only a few different brands controlling the food production industry and much of what we see in grocery stores is made with corn. Another great example of their control that I saw in the film is when it was mentioning Monsanto. I have heard of Monsanto before, but I never knew that a company could have so much control over its employees. Monsanto has gained so much power that even if one of their seeds accidentally ends up in someone’s field that hasn’t been approved, that farmer could be sued.
Overall, Food Inc. really just made me realize that I need to look more into the food that I am consuming and maybe do some extra research on where the food was actually produced and how. This film also made me realize that we as Americans have to do something or we really are going to lose control of what we are consuming. We have to pull away the curtain and change the way that food is being produced.
You’re not alone, Summer! Many people these days don’t think much about where their food comes from. Maybe you can help educate others! 🙂