Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Food Inc.

My husband and I watched Food Inc. recently. It was a very eye opening documentary. It disturbed me so much that the next day I couldn't eat anything. (If you know me, you know that is huge.)

What kept coming into my mind through the whole movie were thoughts like "no wonder we have so much cancer" and "no wonder there are so many allergies" and "why are we eating things created by man instead of the things created by God?"

We immediately started looking for raw cow milk (which we have been unable to find) and someone to share the cost of a pasture-raised cow from a local farmer. It is a little more out of pocket, but if you are buying a whole cow I think the cost is probably cheaper than buying things separately (unless you only eat ground beef.) We already stock the freezer with deer that the hunters don't want from the processor, which is about $75 for about 40 lbs. of meat. I don't know what to do about chicken exactly, but we have to do something.

In the past year, as I have gotten busier, I have stopped making as many "homemade" foods and fallen into the habit of buying processed. When we saw this movie, it just strengthened my resolve that no amount of time is worth putting that kind of garbage into my children, my husband, or myself.

In my area, you can rent it from Celebrity Video on 119 in Alabaster.