Food, Inc.

This will be a brief post seeing as how it’s 2:30 in the morning.

I just finished watching Food, Inc. In my case, ok, it was preaching to the choir…but if you haven’t watched it, take the time to do so. Please. It’s no longer available for free online but you can stream it from Netflix, if you have an account.

There are a handful of things that I’m very, very passionate about; my relationship, my faith, my scooters, wrenching, building, and FOOD. Food, Inc. is at the heart of WHY we’re attempting to get off-grid, why we’re putting in a huge garden with a ridiculous variety of plants, why we’re attempting to cut the ties that bind us to the hamster wheel that is the  American Way in the 21st Century.

If you have any questions feel free to post them up in the comments or email me. WE, you, me, everyone around us, CAN effect change that benefits all of us. And not that blow-hard, ad-agency, uber-spin crapapotamos that politicians fling at us hoping it’ll stick long enough to get them elected.

WE control our lives, our choices, our decisions–there’s a really good saying from the Good Book, “God helps those who help themselves.” I really don’t think it was talking about huge, soul-less, multi-national corporations. And it isn’t talking about who grabs the last piece of cake, either. It was talking about thee and me…

Get yer mind right, kids. I’m thinking we’re in for a long, hard row to hoe.

One thought on “Food, Inc.

  1. We had the afternoon of back in the late 60’s and a friend was showing us around the county. This was Mc Donald county and we were gigging in Gene’s Dairy Jane in Noel, MO. Lots of chickens down there as it’s close to Tyson foods.

    We got inside the chicken house unlike in FOOD, INC., kinda cool but a bit heavy on the “more is better” theme. Me, being me, noticed … so I says, “So why all dem chickens got their beaks chopped off?”

    The owner responds, “Hell, if’n we didn’t do that, them damn birds would peck themselves to death!”

    We (meaning the ‘collective WE’) are pecking ourselves to death.

    Recomended reading if you can handle a rather depressing topic is described here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sheep_Look_Up

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