Food Inc. Such a powerful movie. It's amazing to me how many people are content with being ignorant about where their food comes from. Like most vegans, I'm often asked WHY? "WHY would you give up meat and dairy?" As soon as I begin to talk about where these products come from and the treatment of animals, I often hear "NO! Don't tell me! I don't want to know." Everyone seems to have a sense of the cruelty of slaughter, but the neatly cut and cleaned, plastic wrapped animal meat at the grocery store hides these realities.
As soon as we left the theatre, B said, "But they didn't say what you SHOULD eat." And I think that was the point. The movie won't tell you to be an omnivore, a vegetarian, or a vegan. It simply tells you to know where your food comes from. Be accountable. Don't be complacent. We make important choices about our health, the well being of animals, and the well being of the planet three times a day. Eat veggies. Eat animals. Eat whatever you want. But eat wisely rather than ignorantly.