I watched both Fast Food Nation and Food, Inc in the past few weeks and I’ve come to the conclusion that Soylent Green is People or at least where our food comes from is disturbing.
Granted our food is not people like in the movie Soylent Green, its mostly corn. Food, Inc showed that basically everything down to gum, mouth wash, and vanilla extract is corn. Sorbitol and mono and di-glycerides can be made from corn and we all know about high fructose corn syrup. Corn in general is suposed to make us fat…cuz it makes you hungrier. Of course this wasn’t shown in the film, but knowing that made it all the more disturbing. Basically anything processed has corn and as Americans we eat a lot of processed foods. Not that we should never eat corn, but we shouldn’t mostly eat corn.
Currently I’m not sure what I can do with this knowledge…its probably going to sink away into oblivion within my mind. Its not something I want to think about much. The corn is bad enough, but eating poop in my meat is not a savory idea. But I like my meat so what am I supposed to do about that? Stop eating it? Hmm I could give it up, but its hard when meat is so engrained in our conception of a meal. Go organic? Good idea, but I’ll have to wait until I make some money cuz that is some expensive stuff.
What do you think?