Thursday, March 18, 2010
It took us a little while to get to Food, Inc. on the Netflix queue, but Davy and I finally watched it this week. If you're a Michael Pollan or Eric Schlosser fan, or if you've read up on the benefits of eating locally and naturally, the film probably isn't going to be life-altering. I learned a little about specific food companies and laws, but most of the content wasn't new information. It was, however, a reminder that all of us have control over what we feed ourselves. Small changes can make a big difference for personal health as well as the environment, whether it's eating less meat, buying humanely raised meat, eliminating food with artificial products, or opting to buy from a local store or market instead of a big chain. The next time you go to the grocery store, think about a minor way that you can alter your diet for the better. It might not feel like a big deal, but one decision can have multiple benefits. If you need some motivation and haven't seen it yet, Food Inc. is worth moving to the top of your Netflix queue and enjoying with a bowl of popcorn (homemade, of course).