Monday, September 14, 2009

going to see this tonight

20 Comments:

Blogger Jordan said...

you will love it. check out this link below from my blog, i think you will enjoy it.

http://www.oneeyedacres.net/2009/06/go-see-food-inc.html

PS. i love what you are doing and and find inspiration. i am slowly working my way out of the city and will be headed to the country soon.

September 14, 2009 at 4:47 PM  
Blogger angidawn79 said...

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September 14, 2009 at 5:11 PM  
Blogger angidawn79 said...

Food Inc. is a great movie! Also, I just read a really awesome book that I bet you would enjoy - Farm City by Novella Carpenter. Here is the amazon link...
http://www.amazon.com/Farm-City-Education-Urban-Farmer/dp/1594202214
Plus, I picked up the Urban Farm mag today after reading about it here on the blog. Very cool.

September 14, 2009 at 5:15 PM  
Blogger Missy said...

Got to see it Saturday. Very good. If you haven't already seen it, check out Future of Food as well. Came out a few years ago.

September 14, 2009 at 6:15 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I'd love to see that, but alas, it's not showing anywhere near where I live. I guess Southern Ohio isn't important enough.

September 14, 2009 at 6:51 PM  
Blogger BJ Gingles said...

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September 14, 2009 at 7:39 PM  
Blogger BJ Gingles said...

John and I saw this movie a few weeks ago and it really made us question our actions. We were "sometime omnivores" but have become dedicated vegitarians. I am a diet Coke addict but have given them up and anything else with NutraSweet in it as it is made and sold by Monsanto. We were sold on buying organic and local but weren't fanatical about it, but I am now committed to doing so if humanly possible. I have even talked to our favorite restaurants and grocery stores about the issue of getting produce from local growers and not buying GMO products.

I have also enlarged my garden. I do square foot gardening in raised beds and container gardening and have expanded quite a bit and am working on my fall garden.

I hope you enjoy the film. I know it affected me. It isn't pleasant to watch (I got angry several times) but very well done. I think everyone should see it.

September 14, 2009 at 7:48 PM  
Blogger Sylvia said...

I saw it earlier this summer with my husband and 13 year old son. Cole's comment as we left the theatre, "I'm glad we are raising our own turkeys and when are we getting chickens for meat instead of just eggs." This is from a boy who was MORTIFIED that we had chickens in our suburban backyard and FORBID me from telling any of his friends or friends' parents of our adventure into urban homesteading.
While I knew most of the stuff in the film, my husband and child did not and I was thrilled that they responded to it as I have "we have to ditch the industrial food production".
Too bad their enthusiasm did not translate into pulling weeds in the garden.....
Hope you enjoy the movie, Jenna. I suspect that you are much like me and this will only harden your resolve to keep doing what you are doing.

September 14, 2009 at 8:44 PM  
Blogger Rachel B. said...

I've been wanting to see that. I'm waiting for netflix to get it but I should see if my county library has it.

September 14, 2009 at 9:07 PM  
Blogger Rachel B. said...

One more thing. If you enjoyed this try reading Fast Food Nation. I still need to crack open In Defense of Food.

September 14, 2009 at 9:41 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

I want to see this now. Jenna, you would enjoy Farm City too.

September 14, 2009 at 10:23 PM  
Blogger bookjunky said...

I'm dying to see it but it isn't around here yet, and probably will only be if I show it at one of our humanist meetings. The whole industrial farming thing makes me so sick and is one of the reasons we are trying to grow/raise more and more of our own food. My goal is to be completely independent of Big Food.

September 14, 2009 at 10:49 PM  
Blogger Strangeways said...

It never played in my area...can't wait for the DVD.

September 14, 2009 at 11:01 PM  
Blogger finsandfeathers said...

Check this out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hErvV5YEHkE

September 15, 2009 at 12:12 AM  
Blogger RenĂ© said...

I have a big issue with any kind of movement that tries to use scare tactics and made up facts. I'm hoping this movie doesn't end up like that because it looking forward to seeing it. The facts alone are scary enough.

September 15, 2009 at 1:26 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Rene', they didn't have to make anything up. It was all stuff we already know but ignore: chickens that have become mutants to grow giant breasts in 49 days, downer cows caught on film being driven to slaughter, trying to walk on their kneecaps, and how one farmer in Ohio was investigated and shut down in INdianan for owning a machine that saves soybeans....Plus children that died from tainted meat, how many things we eat that are made from corn, and more...

Real food is becoming a rarity. It's scary.

And BJ - vegetarianism isn't your only option. I sugest reading the compassionate carnivore by Catherine Friend. I am an advocate of grass-fed meat and hope to raise some myself soon.

September 15, 2009 at 5:58 AM  
Blogger BJ Gingles said...

Thanks for the tip. I will check it out. We were tending to vegetarianism for health reasons already but did eat meat on occasion (we still will if served at someone's house as we don't want to make a big deal of it). Until we can find a local source of grass fed meat we will go with vegies. We won't be able to raise our own for years as we live on 1/5 an acre in town. I am working on John about chickens though.

September 15, 2009 at 6:50 AM  
Blogger RenĂ© said...

Thanks Jenna, I'm a huge fan of fact checking because I've learned that people who are fanatical about anything some times lose sight of the importance of honesty. I've also found that some people just don't do a great job of checking their facts themselves. For example, even though I'm loving Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, the author makes a statement about Canada banning GM food by 2011 but when I looked in to it, all I could find were articles saying that Canada was pressuring the UK in to importing their genetically modified crops with the threat of a trade embargo. When I get some more time to look in to it I plan on contacting the author to find out what her resources were so I can find out the whole story. You say these are things "we all know", but where did we first hear them from and were they legitimate resources? Even good, well meaning people have agendas so it's up to as as individuals to search for the truth and make informed decisions. If nothing else, it makes us even more effective at supporting the causes dearest to our hearts.

September 16, 2009 at 12:16 AM  
Blogger Yvonne said...

Going to see this on Saturday 9/19. Saw trailers for it and just have to see it. I think it is going to be an eye-opener to say the least. Also Jenna, just wanted to say that I admire what you are doing. You are doing exactly what I have been wanting to do for the past 10 years. After I finish nursing school I will definitely start looking into some land and work toward my dream. Keep up the good work and God bless.

September 18, 2009 at 10:54 AM  
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