Saturday, February 6, 2010

Time to Wake Up People, Educate Yourselves About Today's Food Sources!

Okay people, time to wake up and smell the roses, well actually I want you to smell the source of your food.

I'm going to get on my soap box and throw a few questions at you.

Do you realize how industrialized our food supply is these days?

How many of you are concerned with today's food safety?

Do any of you believe that some of today's diseases and disorders are linked to the amount of processed foods that we now consume?

How many of you are beginning to hear people talk about buying their food "locally"?

Who has heard of the movie "Food Inc."?

Here are a few links I want you to go check out so that you can be a more educated consumer when it comes to the food that you are putting on your table.

Now on PBS

Food, Inc. Interview With Director Robert Kenner

"This week, David Brancaccio talks with filmmaker Robert Kenner, the director of "Food, Inc.," which takes a hard look at the secretive and surprising journey food takes on the way from processing plants to our dinner tables. The two discuss why contemporary food processing secrets are so closely guarded, their impact on our health, and another surprising fact: how consumers are actually empowered to make a difference."

Now on PBS
What can you do To Change Our Food System

10 easy steps that you can take that will make a difference in our food system and your families health!

Now on PBS
Tainted Food: How To Combat Food Poisoning in the US

"After a brief lull a few years ago, we're seeing a sweeping increase in outbreaks of Salmonella, E. coli and other foodborne contaminates. There are many reasons for this ugly trend - businesses more focused on sales than safety, fragmented government agencies, inadequate inspection of foods, poorly educated food handlers and lack of consumer awareness, to name a few. The reality is that we now live in a global food supply and we need to come up with global solutions that leverage our scientific and technological capabilities to prevent human illness and death."

Check out the trailer for Food, Inc.

You can stream the movie directly from NetFlix or you can get the DVD from them as well. Try your local library, maybe they will have it. Watch it, you will be surprised!

Maybe you think that you can't afford to eat locally grown food. My question to you is, can you afford not to?

Maybe you think that you can't find local food where you live. My question to you is, have you tried?

Local Harvest is a great place to start your search!

I will have more to come on this subject I'm sure. Maybe you have something to share, well then leave a comment!!

1 comment:

  1. Well done, Kathi,
    I am planning a blog about this subject, too. I am trying to get everyone I know to watch Food, Inc. It is a real eye opener!