Food Inc. Reaction Essay

972 Words Dec 31st, 2015 4 Pages
Semester Paper: Food, Inc.

“The way we eat has changed more in the last 50 years, than in the previous 10,000.” - Michael Pollan, Food inc. This single statement paints a vivid picture in ones mind. Not only is the way we grow our food changing, but we are also changing our bodies. According to the documentary “Food, Inc” , in the 1950’s, it would take farmers about 68 days to fully grow a chicken. Now? It takes about 47 days to fully grow a chicken, and it is twice as big due to the fact that these chickens are injected with hormones. While this literally brings more food to the table, it might not be worth it in the long run.
There are many advantages as well as disadvantages that come with the industrialization of food. Using the
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That is incredibly true. As Morgan Spurlock (Supersize Me) said “America is the fattest nation in the world. Over 100 million Americans are overweight or obese. 60% of all US adults are overweight or obese.” This is not acceptable. America needs to wake up. We need to make healthy food available. We’re getting bigger and bigger by the minute due to the fact that most families do not eat at home because they work long hours. Why is it that a salad at Mc.Donalds can cost almost $10, but a cheeseburger can cost as little as one dollar?
There are a specific “branch” if you may, of people who purchase their food that is locally grown. These people are called “Locavores”. Locavores (n) by definition is called “ a person who makes an effort to eat food that is grown, raised, or produced locally, usually within 100 miles of home. “ (dictionary.com). The question is would i become one? Well, considering the fact that i am a college student, i have loans to pay off, i don't think it would be a good idea. I took the liberty of looking at a chart comparison of organically grown food vs conventionally grown food. This information comes from Austin Texas, on March 4th 2012. 16 ounces of organic strawberries cost $4.98 while conventional strawberries cost $1.88 . I absolutely love strawberries, but i

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