Food, Inc. | Film Trailer | Participant Media


Uploaded by takepart on 24.04.2009

Transcript:
The way we eat has changed more in the last fifty years than in the previous
ten thousand. The modern supermarkets has on average forty seven thousand products.
The industry doesn't want you to know the truth about what you're eating because if you knew, you might not want to eat it.
We've never had food companies this powerful in our history. Everything we've
done in modern agriculture is to grow it faster, fatter, bigger, cheaper.
If you can grow a chicken in forty-nine days why would you want one you gotta grow in three months?
When you go through the supermarket, there is an illusion of diversity. So much of our industrial food
turns out to be rearrangements of corn.
Sometimes you look at a vegetable, and you say, oh well we can get two hamburgers
for the same price. They have managed to make it against the law
to criticize their products. There is an effort to make it illegal to publish a photo of any
industrial food operation.
I find it incredible
the FDA wants to allow the sale of meat from food animals
without any labeling.
Peanut butter contaminated with salmonella
Ecoli has been found in spinach, apple juice.
Smells like money to me.
The average consumer does not feel very powerful. It's the exact opposite.
When we run an item past the supermarket scanner, we're voting
for local or organic or not organic
Look at the tobacco industry. The battle against tobacco was perfect model for
how an industries irresponsible behavior can be changed.
Imagine what it would be if as a national policy the idea would be to
have such nutritionally dense food that people actually felt better,
had more energy and weren't sick as much.
Now see that's a noble goal.
People have got to start demanding
good wholesome food from us and we'll deliver.
I promise you.