Brief Analysis of Food Inc.

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After watching Food Inc., a lot of things made more sense to me. It was sick, very disturbing and disappointing to see the corruption of big corporations. It is truly frightening to know that our food system has not only gotten to such an extreme point, but that we did it. We as consumers allowed this to happen; we endorsed these multinational companies by purchasing their products. Last semester Prof. Greene had us watch this movie to show how some systems work and he made a proposition that would actually solve the obesity problem. These fast food places have “dollar menus” and other such ways to “save” and they make it so convenient for many people. He said that people buy fast food and junk food because it is cheaper and in this economy, times are hard and people are cutting back. He proposed that if we put a tax on fast food it will be more expensive than the wholesome fresh foods that are good and healthy for us. It’s ironic, in the old days being overweight was usually an indication of financial class; it meant that the person was rich. Now, obesity is linked to economic class in that lower class families can’t afford fresh foods especially now when food fast is not only cheaper but more convenient. It is ridiculous that consumers were and are still being kept in the dark. We have been intentionally lied to about what kind of food was being produced and where it came from along with the possible effects it has on humans.
E.coli outbreaks are rampant and we never know when it could strike. I have never really been a fan of meat but after watching this documentary I will stay off meat, not just because of the possible contamination, but because of the principle. These corporations’ disregard for moral/ethical standards is appalling. They have is no moral code; it’s all about maximizing profits at all costs, they just don’t care. The first time I watched the…...

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