Friday, October 14, 2011

The Future of Food

So the other day, I had an epiphany that instead of watching TV shows to distract myself from work, I should watch movies. That way it only takes up about 2 hours per two days, and the addicting factor isn't present. So on this fateful day, I pulled up Hulu and stumbled upon a documentary labeled, "The Future of Food."

An hour and a half long (perfect for my lunch break), the film was about the truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that are omnipresent in our consumer-driven lives. America's commercialism aside, it was an unsettling account of what you would think is unauthorized pesticide use. Since the extent and type of pesticide use is so new (and patented), the EPA doesn't have sufficient data or reason to set parameters to restrict the use of these pesticides. And even worse, we don't even have the right to know whether or not pesticides were being used in the making of our foods. Even in organic farming, their crops are vulnerable to infiltration of pesticides from farms that use them. The result of which is the disturbing reality that we've dug ourselves into a deep hole of food unnaturalism from which we may not recover, at least without a consistent and powerful concern displayed across the country.

(Click picture for quick-link to the full documentary... and mind-blowing, unsettling reality.)

1 comment:

  1. Great post! Reminds me of the stuff Mark Bittman writes about in his NYT blog.