First let me encourage each and every one of you to go out to your local community and find the the movie FOOD INC. It is being shown across the country in libraries, health food stores, small screening houses, independent film venues and many other places. Run, don't walk please. Do yourself and you loved ones a favor and educate yourself about where exactly your food comes from and where the ingredients come from. It focuses on the raw truth about factory farming, GMO, genetically modified soybeans and the MONSANTO monopoly and every aspect of the food industry to reveal to the consumer what it is they are buying into when they "think" they are being given many diverse options at the grocery store when in actuality there are only a few key players that monopolize the entire industry and the crude politics behind it. Even for a highly conscious person like myself who has done her homework and feels like an educated consumer- it was EYE OPENING on so many levels. We need to become more connected, more aware, more educated, more armed with knowledge, more sensible to arm ourselves with whatever it takes to make better choices for our health, our family's health and to take back our RIGHTS to have healthy, nutritious and wholesome foods that actually are GOOD FOR US. Its our GOD given rights, isn't it???????? You would be surprised just how many of our rights are violated and imposed upon on the mere fact that our choice are being limited, even though the impression is that we have many. KNOWLEDGE=TRUTH
I could go on for days about this but I will just repeat my plea, if you haven't seen the movie, PLEASE DO. Although I received many messages from the movie, the most prevalent one for me is the grave importance of buying local and supporting your local farmers and community. Knowing the integrity of where your food come from is a priceless gift. People think they are SAVING money by buying cheaper items, non organic , non GMO ect. But in the end the price is actually much higher especially when the cost is your health. In the movie they showcased an ethnic family in California who live on a very tight budget. They explained how they with extra money that have they end up buying the BUY ONE GET ON FREE POTATO CHIPS instead of buying a head a broccoli because they can get so much more food for their money if they stick with the sale items and jumbo sizes at the grocery store. Yet, this same family pays out of pocket over 200 dollars a month for the diabetes medication to keep the father from getting sick. It is so backwards. These poor people are just caught in the vicious web of deception. When is a healthy head of organic broccoli going to be just of affordable and accessible as crap packaged junk which is the reason people end up with diabetes to begin with??????????
If any one has seen this movie I would love to hear from you and any comments that you may have.