This film talks about how Americans don't know what is in their food. Everything in our food is a mystery and we cannot resolve the issue because we don't care. There are various chemicals in our food but we only value the taste of it. In the modern day, anywhere you go there is always a fast food chain nearby. Michael Pollen once said, "Americans live in a food desert where you can't find fresh food." These industries are providing food that lack nutrition and the consumer does not get any benefit from it. The movie goes in depth about how these industries use puppetry on these farmers. The farmers sign a contract to get what they need and in return they have to follow orders from the company. They have to use antibiotics on their livestock to promote their growth. The reason they do this is because of money and the demand for fast food is high.
The purpose of the whole movie is about comparing and contrasting industrialized and organic foods. Industrialized foods typically are cheaper than organic foods because there are more supply of it. Even though industrialized foods are cheaper, they lack quality. Organic foods generally have higher quality due to the fact that farmers take care of their produce. Will Allen uses worms to keep his crops fresh and the people that ate his food couldn't believe how fresh it was. According to him, the worms produces clean bacteria in the soil and that causes the crops to have such high quality.
The main question I would like to ask would be what else are manufacturers doing with our food? Since technology is advancing rapidly, there should be other techniques industries use to make industrialized foods.
In our culture, we typically eat unhealthy food. Majority of our population depend on fast food as others favor a healthier lifestyle, more suitable to women. As I mentioned before, America is a fast food paradise and everywhere you go, there's always a fast food joint. In my experience, off the bat I would choose to eat at a place that sells industrialized food because of how cheap it is. As of now, I'm leaning towards a healthier diet, eating organic foods because of all the benefits I am getting. Lastly, people need to educate themselves about the nutrition facts and what it is in the food rather than buying the product because of your own desire.