The major themes in this film is the way that our food is processed and what keeps them going. Many different people are interviewed such as industrial farmers, somewhat organic farmers and organic farmers. Throughout the film, there was a lot of comparing and contrasting. Starting with industrialization, it has changed our culture greatly. At the beginning of the film, the voice over says "America's greatest fear is inconvenience" our culture likes food for cheap and at our fingertips whenever we want. This is what supports industrial farming and keeps them alive. Industrial farming has taken all livestock off of farms and put them into factories. The animals are terribly mistreated and are fed with harmful hormones and chemicals that they should not be eating. This sets up a big possibilities for the spread of disease from animal to animal or even spread into the food that we eat. Due to our need of cheap and convenient food, "Amounts of key nutrients in food today compared to the 50's has diminished by 40%" - according to the guy in the white coat.
A concern that I have is where our culture's health may stand in years down the road if we keep eating this processed food. If key nutrients in food from the 50's to present day has decreased by 40%, what will food be like another 50 or so years from now? I think that people should start making slow changes to their eating habits by purchasing organic food. Although organic food is more expensive than other types of food, the movie said there's no such thing as cheap food. If you're not paying for it at the cash register, you're paying for it in other ways like your health or the environment. So although organic food costs more, it is also worth more. If our society starts to make these changes we would not only benefit our health but the environment and organic farming.