The Industrial Food System : Food Products That Can Change The World With Every Bite

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“We must buy from companies that treat animals, workers and the environment with respect. When you go to the supermarket, buy products that are in season. Buy foods that are organic. We must know what is in our food. We must read the labels. Everyone has the right to healthy food. Ask for food that will keep us and the planet healthy. We can change the world with every bite” (POV). Companies, especially larger corporations control the whole food system, from seed to the supermarket. The industrial food system is always looking for greater efficiency, but in each step it is taking a greater efficiency which leads to problems. As seen in the movie, factories are increasing and companies tend to mass produce. But most of these companies in the food system are just thinking of getting bigger, faster, and better. Nobody is really understanding the harmful effects that this brings. That is why when you go to these huge supermarkets, we see that there are not food labels on certain food products. This is because if these big companies write everything on their labels, and let customers read all about it then the world may not want to eat it.
One point shown in the film Food Inc., the companies are controlling what the farmers are doing. These companies want these farmers to tell the world about everything they are doing, but some turn down. Most of these farmers that are working for bigger corporations are refusing to be interviewed or to give any specific information about their…

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