Oct 30, 2009
CONTEST CLOSED. DVD Giveaway. FOOD, Inc. on DVD & Blu-Ray Tuesday, November 3rd. Own it, Watch it, Live it.
Real-life bogeymen carry briefcases.
The real monsters aren't hiding under your bed or lurking in a dark alley or waiting for a bolt of lightning to bring it to lumbering life. No, I'm afraid the really horrifying creatures lead, lobby and enforce various aspects of the Frankenfood monster that is America's food industry.
It is a miracle in and of itself that FOOD, Inc. was even made as a film and shown around the country considering how litigious and bullying the food industry is. I am in absolute awe at the fortitude of everyone involved not only in front of the camera but behind it as well.
There is one memorable albeit infuriating scene where, one early morning, immigration police arrest fearful and helpless migrant workers as they are headed to work at one of the mega-meat packing plants. The pure evil in this "law enforcement" charade lies in the fact that the employer does not get raided and busted, but rather it's the powerless worker who gets processed and deported, sometimes after years of working in the filth, fear and danger of a major meat packing facility. A family is broken up. Meanwhile, without missing a beat, the mega-meat packing plant brings more migrant workers over illegally to feed the insatiable needs of the industry which in turn is feeding our insatiable hunger for dirt cheap meat.
"A culture that views a pig as a pile of protoplasmic, inanimate structure to be manipulated by whatever creative design a human can foist on that critter will probably view individuals within its community and other cultures in the community of nations with the same type of disdain and disrespect and controlling type mentality." - Joel Salatin, Owner, Polyface Farms.
So please buy from companies that treat workers, animals and the environment with respect. And, please pick up a copy of FOOD, Inc. on Tuesday, November 3rd.
I'm giving away 5 DVD copies of FOOD, Inc. If you'd like to enter a drawing for a free DVD copy of FOOD, Inc., send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, please leave a comment below about how you're trying to be more conscientious with your food consumption. I'd love to read about it.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING DVD WINNERS: Nicole, Atta, Diana, Patrick and Courtney.