You must go see Food, Inc. the movie! Opening this weekend
Reminder! You must see Food, Inc. the movie. It is such an important investigation into where our food comes from and how it is handled and what WE can do to help. You can read an excellent review HERE and find out where it is playing HERE.
I have mixed feelings about seeing the movie because I enjoy dining out at a few favorite places in Bangor.
My concern is if I do see the movie will I have a fear of dining out? I'm usually very cautious of where I dine and also of what I order.
I would hate to feel the need of being more cautious ... I am anticipating a fun summer. And food is a big part of my family's fun in the summertime!
Martha, could you please give us bloggers a little more info about this movie?
I would like to know your own personal feelings after you viewed the movie and also what were the changes that you have made. I think it would help many of us to hear about your experience. Did Alexis see the movie, too?
Please don't misunderstand; I'm not trying to be difficult.
Thank you in advance!
Posted by: Gloria Brown, Winterport | June 19th, 2009 at 2:52 pm
No offense intended, but "this might inform me and change my viewpoint about food" seems like a very odd reason not to want to see a movie, Gloria!
Posted by: T.J. | June 19th, 2009 at 5:29 pm
I'm not sure I want to see it. I waited tables when I was younger and I could tell some off stores and even heard a few of them.
Not getting into a political debate. We need a lot more safe guard on our food supplies.
I guess I must be confused. No one seems to supply alternatives that will actually feed people (as in millions of...).
How about reviewing Organic,Inc. by Samuel Fromartz.
Posted by: Margie | June 19th, 2009 at 9:48 pm
Martha, thank you for promoting this and for being a courageous advocate for humane and healthy living. Not many people with your level of celebrity actually use it to make the world a better place for both animals and people. The reason I buy your products and subscribe to your magazine is not just because of the style and good taste and great ideas - it's because you combine those things with compassion. Thanks again.
Posted by: Tana from San Francisco | June 19th, 2009 at 10:02 pm
I'm intrigued--I'd also love to hear your thoughts on the film!
Hi Martha, What a powerful, important blog you have posted this time, Martha. The review that I just read is overwhelming. I certainly can see why you are promoting this movie because it affects all of us. It seem to me that if we don't grow our own food, we have no way of controlling the food we get else where. That's pretty sad not to be able to trust and rely on others to produce good, edible, healthy food. What do we do to improve all of this? You are doing the right thing by growing organic food and I am trying to do the same thing on a much smaller scale. Our health is at stake here and we all need to try our best to solve these problems. Thanks again for all that you do to help all of us. Like I said before, YOU ARE THE BEST! Jan
If home gardening was a viable alternative, agri business would never have evolved. Many are unable/unwilling to grow enough to feed their families and small farmers are ill equipped to provide for those who can't/won't be self sustaining. The criticisms of mass produced, processed food production are well founded, but, the alternatives are not readily apparent. Suggestions for real solutions???
Posted by: lil | June 20th, 2009 at 8:40 pm
Gloria Brown's comments are indicative of the veil that people won't try to lift by seeing this movie. Thank you for your post to encourage people to see it, Martha, but I'm afraid only the "choir" will go see it because it might ruin their family's picnic this summer. I just got home from seeing the movie, and while I was already educated in a lot of the stuff covered the movie (not the norm), it's the Gloria Brown's of the world that won't see it because they're so myopic and can't see beyond their own backyard. This movie is a wake-up call (and it's not about what restaurant to choose), it's about how the seemingly unavoidable corner the industrialized farming practices have put our food supply into serious trouble. It's not always the farmers, but large corporations that the farmers are beholden to financially--that are making wrong-headed decisions for our country's health and well-being in the name of so-called "profit." I mean genetically modified seeds have been banned in Europe for years. How can so many in this country be so blithely ignorant of something as important as our food supply? A LOT of disease starts with the meat we eat (because of the way it is "farmed.") The word "farm" is a misnomer itself with regard to what is almost unavoidable in the supermarket. Go see this movie to WAKE UP!
Posted by: Darryl Moland | June 21st, 2009 at 10:28 pm
Yes, yes and YES!
I read Fast Food Nation...and was so grateful...even though I had to take it in rationed doses...for the reality (which I already knew quite a bit about) was still so shocking.
Read, watch and learn about this, people. It will make changing your life for the better ((really, really)) easy. Promise.
Posted by: Isle Dance | June 22nd, 2009 at 12:02 am
i saw you on tv, and am glad you are doing well. i will probably stay and live where i am now. you can get in touch with me there or on the website whenever it is convenient for you. i'm glad you liked the shawl. it's just something i thought you'd like, and the spiced jelly too. it was something nice you did for everybody. i was able to leave there before you came. i think you have too much to give society, so many good things. i wanted to help you if i could. i would appreciate you getting in touch with me where i am now. i send you my best wishes.
Posted by: regina marie jackson mcquillen | June 22nd, 2009 at 1:18 pm
i forgot to give you my address. i am on burgess steet in beckley, wv.
Posted by: regina marie jackson mcquillen | June 22nd, 2009 at 1:56 pm
Thank you for you courage in endorsing this film. It would seem logical that the more informed the public is about our food supply the faster things would change, however, there appears to be opposition to any thing except big business. Read Joel Salatins latest blog entry about his recent trip to Washington DC and you'll get an idea of how difficult this change can be. Even Oprah has been getting flack about promoting alternative health and food choices. Since when did having common sense become objectionable?
Posted by: Carol in NC | June 23rd, 2009 at 12:11 am
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