Monday, February 17, 2014
Kaylah's Exploration 4
In the movie Fresh, one of the main themes is convenience. Most people don't eat healthy because it is more convenient to drive down the street and get a cheeseburger from McDonald's. What they don't realize, though, is that the food that they are consuming is full of hormones and pesticides. For farmers such as Mr. and Mrs. Fox they know that conventional farming is best, but because of the economy they have chosen industrialization. Mr. and Mrs. Fox had to sign a seven year contract or else they would not receive any chickens and therefore not make any money. Sooner or later they will realize that efficiency doesn't work, though. Russ Kremer tried industrial farming and had the thought of "how many pigs can I push through?" He later realized that it doesn't work that way. He exterminated his animals and began to start over. For farmers like Michael Pollan, he believed that conventional farming should be the only kind of farming. Pollan said, "Nature doesn't have monocultures" which means that sooner or later she will destroy them. Joel Salatin believes that we need to respect the design of nature. He said it perfectly; "Nature is screaming ENOUGH to our industrialized culture." Instead of feeding cows other dead cows, farmers need to treat the herbivore as an herbivore first, and then the rest will fall into place.