Run don’t walk to see Food, Inc.

Food, Inc. is a movie everyone should see.

We need to, all of us, understand very clearly that food safety, our health, the health of the planet are not things Government in this country has traditionally been concerned about, it’s not interested in taking care of us, it’s interested in taking care of Monsanto, Perdue, Tyson et al. no matter what the cost.

I posted the trailer a while back, but you should also check out their website for more information and actions that you can take.

Even if you’ve read Omnivores Dilemma, and much of the movie goes over similar territory, it is much more devastating to see the visual reality of CAFO’s and the industrial meat farming then it is to read about it.

Please do not wait, go and see this film now, it is so important that we, the people who already understand what is at stake, create a tipping point in order to get this very important message to a broader audience. It’s not just about food, it’s about the planet, it’s about our humanity and how they are all being threatened by the pernicious and evil system of “making” food in this country. It has to stop, I’m here to recruit you! It will take every person we can find to make this change possible.

The first thing we can do is create change with our food choices, buy local, support farmers, buy organic, avoid GM foods and factory meat.

OK, thanks, soap box is now put away.

About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note: urbanfoodguy@gmail.com
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