Food. It's Complicated.

Blah Blah Blah, think you’ll be getting this? Na Na Na, Not in the back of my Car ar ar, if you keep talkin’ that blah blah blah…

Oh Ke$ha. If you’re songs weren’t so catchy and fun to dance to and if your style wasn’t so amazing, you’re lyrics would be driving me insane. I’m currently jamming to “Tik Tok”, “Blah Blah Blah (featuring 3oh!3…gag)”, and my favorite “Your Love Is My Drug”. Jess, you should download that last one.

I just finished watching the documentary “Food Inc.” which is obviously made to unveil what goes on behind the scenes in food production. This is what I got from it.

-Everything is a lie.
-A handful of companies control EVERYTHING from what every farmer does to the laws that pass or don’t pass about food safety.
-Corn is bad. And there is a crap load of it. Seriously, there was a mountain of corn. I want to go to that mountain of corn.
-A lady’s son died from eating a hamburger. Pretty tragic stuff but she said something that made me think she was a bitch.
-You might think that you’re buying a product that is organic that some happy family grew in their backyard, but it is probably owned by Pepsi.
-It is cheap to buy McDonalds and it is expensive to buy carrots.
-I’ve always wanted to be a factory worker and now I know that I don’t want to be a food factory worker. Unless it is in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. No chickens there.
-And finally everything is unsafe, deceitful, and unhealthy for humans, animals and the planet. You should probably just grow everything you eat in your backyard.

This food movie did not really persuade me to change my eating habits. I don’t eat meat much anyway and I have very little control of what my parents buy as well so it doesn’t matter. It basically persuaded me to never become a farmer or meat factory worker. Now there was a movie made a while back called “Fast Food Nation” that is not a documentary but it’s a movie looking at the fast food industry from the perspectives of a college student who protests it, a teen working at McDonalds, a CEO for some fast food company, and illegal immigrants who work in the slaughterhouses. The whole movie is more tragic than gross with very disturbing images of what the immigrants have to go through. Then the last ten minutes is a very graphic step by step process of how the cow turns into packaged beef. It makes me sad thinking about this movie.

I told all of this to Mikey but he wasn’t comprehending. He never listens to me!

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