The food we eat has a great, great influence on the thoughts and emotions we have. On our consciousness.
For many people, the food we currently eat has been weaponized, meaning it breaks us down -mentally, emotionally, physically – instead of building us up. This is especially so in some countries more than others.
Watch this PBS documentary called Food Inc.
Here is the film description, from PBS.org:
“As recounted in this sweeping, shockingly informative documentary, sick animals, environmental degradation, tainted and unhealthy food and obesity, diabetes and other health issues are only the more obvious problems with a highly mechanized and centralized system that touts efficiency — and the low costs and high profits that result from it — as the supreme value in food production.
Less obvious, according to Food, Inc., is the entrenchment of a powerful group of food producers, that sets the conditions under which today’s farmers and food workers operate, in order to maximize profits.
For all the dazzling technological innovations of American food production, there are many people who would ask, “But is it food?” In addition to graphically detailing animal cruelty, environmental despoliation and economic monopolization, the film Food, Inc. also questions whether the industrial system produces the nutritious, health- and life-sustaining stuff we call food.
To discover the answer, filmmaker Kenner marshals mountains of data, vérité visits to production sites and footage of meat-packing operations secretly shot by workers, plus eye-opening testimony from farmers, workers, consumer advocates and the few industry people willing to speak in their own defense. Food, Inc. also features the on- and off-screen guidance of Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma) and such practitioners of organic, sustainable farming as Joel Salatin of Virginia’s Polyface Farms, to warn that the nutritional value of American food products is increasingly in doubt. More alarmingly, many of these products, including processed foods, fresh meat and produce, pose real dangers to public health and safety. “The average consumer does not feel very powerful,” says Gary Hirshberg, founder of Stonyfield Farms, the third largest yogurt provider in the country.
The Monsanto, Tyson, Perdue and Smithfield companies — whose business practices are examined in Food, Inc. — all declined to tell their side of the story to the filmmakers. These companies also use their economic clout to discourage farmers and workers from showing their operations or speaking about their experiences with corporate farming. These four companies, as a result of corporate consolidation, constitute a huge share of the “seed-to-fork” American food production market. (In the 1970s, the top five beef packers controlled just 25 percent of the market; today, the top four control more than 80 percent. Smithfield’s Tar Heel, N.C., plant is now the largest slaughterhouse in the world.)
Once Food, Inc. begins penetrating the industry’s marketing — family farm images, hyper-perfect food photos, health claims and bewildering brand arrays (that all lead back to the same few producers and, in the case of processed foods, to the same few ingredients) — its food-gone-bad tales are so numerous that they threaten to overwhelm. But the filmmakers carefully craft a fast-paced narrative that is informative and moving, as well as infuriating. Colorful, easy-to-grasp graphics support on-screen testimony, and despite the often grim toll of animal cruelty, human sickness and economic pressures unflinchingly recounted by Food, Inc., the film is driven by the brighter visions of the activists and alternative businesses that are leading the movement to make American food reliably safe and nutritious.
Maryland chicken farmer Carole Morison is disgusted enough with the animal-raising practices forced on people like her by corporations like Perdue that she risks potential retaliation from the company to show the filmmakers what no other Perdue farmer would — what antibiotics, high-tech breeding and overcrowding are doing to the nation’s chickens.
Seed cleaner Moe Parr explains how, after 25 years of practicing a trade that goes back to the origins of farming, he found himself one of the few seed cleaners left in Indiana — and squarely in the sights of the giant agribusiness company Monsanto. The company sued Parr for offering a service that might help a farmer save seeds, in possible violation of the contract a farmer must sign when he buys the company’s patented seeds and herbicide system. Parr ultimately could not afford to defend himself against Monsanto’s deep pockets and was driven out of business.
From a large, working family, struggling to keep their kids fed while plagued by the health costs incurred by the father’s diabetes, we learn that a McDonald’s double cheeseburger — made from cows fed government-subsidized and E. coli-prone corn diets — costs less than a head of broccoli.
Food, Inc. is a powerful, startling indictment of industrial food production, revealing truths about what we eat, how it’s produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.
“Eric Schlosser and I had been wanting to do a documentary version of his book Fast Food Nation, says director Kenner, “and, for one reason or another, it didn’t happen. By the time Food, Inc. started to come together, we realized that most of the food in the supermarket had become industrialized just like fast food. Then we realized there’s something going on out there that supersedes foods. Our rights are being denied in ways that I had never imagined. And it was scary and shocking.
“But things can change in this country,” he adds. “It changed against the big tobacco companies. We have to influence the government and readjust these scales back into the interests of the consumer. We did it before, and we can do it again.””
Watch it, and then change your food choices, and watch your brain and emotions begin to heal automatically as a result of not eating poisoned food any longer.
It’s your planet.
You belong here. You are not a 2nd class serf. You are a Sovereign Being, in alliance with All of Earth. If you don’t like something, change it, Sovereign Beings. You are more powerful than you think you are.
Usher in the Golden Age, by following the Golden Rule: Do unto others what you would like done unto you. Love your neighbor, and love yourself.
Love always, yet stand up for Love.
Live, and let live. Meaning, do no harm, but take no crap.
Innovate your heart away.
Go for the establishment of a clean, abundant, compassionate Paradise on Earth for all humankind, for all life on Earth, a New Earth.
You are a Creator Being, a Sovereign Being. The time has come!
Who will stop the madness, if not you, World Citizen? And if not now, when?
What we need now is a Revolution of Consciousness.
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