The documentary Fresh was about educating people on the benefits of conventional farming. The theme of this film was to express the problems with industrial farming and to show how organic farming is not only beneficial to the animals but the people as well. In the documentary they touched on many different problems with industrial farming. Some of the problems they mentioned were the amount of chemicals they used in the food, the treatment of the animals, and the amount of waste that is produced by them. "We don't worry what farmers go through or whether or not it has chemicals". One of the farmers said this because people are truly ignorant and do not know what others are going through let a lone their food. This in turn turned into a compare and contrast between the drawbacks of industrial farms and the benefits from organic farms. To present these point of views the documentary used people from both perspectives expressing there thoughts on each type of farm. Mr. and Mrs. Fox were the people who were for industrial farms, they talked about how without the corporations they might not be able to operate. They didn't seem to talk about much any other benefits, leading me to believe they were trying to say positive things to impress the corporations they were backed by.
What I found fascinating about this film was how they presented ways that people could save money, and make farming more efficient. Will Allen was at the forefront of this efficiency with using worms in farms, and made it renewable. I was also taken back by how one of the farmers whose name wasn't mentioned was able to get the help of other farmers to make farming more efficient by making his animals travel through different patches of grass.
My only doubts about this film were that Mr. and Mrs. Fox were the only people that were interviewed on the side of the factory farms. Sure, we had a lot of good information and knowledge about the problem with factory farms, but where was the support for them. I understand there would not be enough people who would be willing to support factory farms, but it provides a difference in perspective. This gives people the opportunity to decide what they believe is truly right. The film seemed pretty bias, I mean obviously it's about fresh food. Just if there was more information for the other side I believe the legitimacy of the film would have been greater.
Some ways we could apply these habits to our culture would be to start making our own backyard farms. By using worms we can create our own sustainable farms with fresh healthy food. This in turn could help us lead healthier lives. If we stop becoming so dependent on processed foods and eat fresher foods that help local farmers we can not only lead healthier lives but satisfying ones. Price should not be a concern because it comes at the cost of our lives.