I will never forget sitting down to watch Food, Inc. for the first time in my life a few years ago. There was so little I knew at that point in my life about food. I lived on frozen Lean Cuisines, a lot of other frozen, highly processed foods, and Diet Coke. You know, convenience foods.
I knew the first steps to me changing my life (and my family) was to get further educated on food. Fake foods vs real foods. How the food gets to my plate.
I learned so much from this film. Parts of it made me sick to my stomach. Parts of it made me cry. Parts of it made me feel empowered and hopeless at the same time. But, one thing is for sure, it changed the way I purchased food forever. It changed the way I view food at the supermarket and for that alone I feel blessed.
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I have now watched Food, Inc. for a 3rd time and it never gets old. What has changed is how I live my life now after my first viewing of the documentary.
Read Labels. Buy local when you can. Plant a garden. I do all of those things now. It may not seem like a huge thing, but it is. We can make a difference.
I encourage you to watch this film.
I have never bought another Tyson or Perdue chicken since I watched this film. I buy local whenever possible. I eat way less meat in general. I can't tell you how much super cheap chicken I purchased prior to watching this film. It was a lot.
Although "real" food is often more expensive, Michael Pollan says you either pay for real food now—or pay the doctor later. In 1960, Michael says 18 percent of our national income was spent on food, and only 5 percent on healthcare. Today, he says 9 percent of our income is spent on food and a whopping 17 percent on healthcare. "The less we spend on food, the more we spend on healthcare," he says.
Read more: The Truth about Food with Michael Pollan
I am not going to tell you everything that is in the film because I want you to take the time to watch it. Please watch it.