First things first: before going Paleo, I didn’t really think twice about my food. All I cared about is that it was there when I was hungry (or wanted to eat, even if I weren’t hungry) and that it tasted ok.
However, now that I am Paleo, I think about my food quite often. I want to know where it comes from, how it’s gathered and processed, what unnatural ingredients, if any, have been introduced.
This newly found inquisitive nature has also led me to watch a lot of food related documentaries, the latest of which is Food, Inc. To watch the trailer, click play on the video below:
The film also features a who’s who of big names – Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food; Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation; and Gary Hirshberg, CEO of Stonyfield Farm – all of whom get back to one key point: consumers can make any change they want if they’re willing to align their buying habits with their beliefs.
Overall, I thought Food, Inc. was interesting, and it made me feel good about my decision to try to buy local whenever possible!
For more information, visit the Food, Inc. website.
What are your thoughts? Have you seen the film? Do you buy local? What other documentaries have you seen? Leave your comments below!
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