I thought Fresh was very interesting, and brought up a large number of important truth's and realities about our food culture, and how it's changed and is accepted in today's american society, along with the negatives of this culture and suggestions and ways of how to change it for the better. The first notable topic this film brought up, which was also probably the largest overall theme of the film, was the industrialisation of food, and how it has effected the food throughout our entire society. At the very beginning of the film, the first person to talk said "we care about convenience above all else". In our desire to make some foods available anytime, almost anywhere, for as cheap as possible, we've resultingly lowered the quality of the majority of the food that we eat. There are a number of negative effects this results in for almost everyone in our society, including things like diseases in animals and people and loss or hardship of farming and other jobs, in addition to the less nutritious and lower quality food that can lead to health problems. less nutrition also makes people eat more, which creates weight problems and health problems associated with weight. Animal cruelty is also a part of this equation, and a large contributing factor to some of these problems. Overall, I don't think we as a society really know as much as we should about some of the things that are going on with the food we eat, and the consequences that come with those methods.
Another part of the film I liked a lot was the proposed solutions and showing how some people are trying to fix this problem and some of the things they are doing to achieve this. The idea of more smaller local farms, and getting more people to do little things to help out is a realistic, not difficult change that would benefit almost everyone in some very significant ways. I think the main problem is awareness, and availability, along with the lack of a wide-range plan, and enough people making a big enough effort to try to get things to change. The way we eat is a very large and significant part of our lives, and it is a big problem that we need to focus on more, and attempt to make better.