Sunday, December 19, 2010

FRESH

17 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The thing I loved about FRESH was that it was so upbeat and positive. Food, Inc. was scary and factual, and FRESH conveys much of the same information but is very empowering. Love, love, love the movie.

December 19, 2010 at 9:15 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

the whole thing is free on Youtube! Watch it up!

December 19, 2010 at 9:20 AM  
Blogger SWEETHEARTS MOM said...

this was upsetting. Not because of anything but how they throw down the baby chickens. what a way to start their short lives.

December 19, 2010 at 9:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's good to know. I'll have to find time to watch it. Food, Inc,although informative, felt too much like a scare tactic approach to me.

December 19, 2010 at 9:26 AM  
Blogger Katou said...

How cruel to throw the little chicks like that and to see all those animals with no place to move...

It's hard to see such things and reinforces (I don't know if this is a word; my English-French little dictionnary isn't very good!) my will to buy meat produced by local farmers that respect their animals. They produce on a small scale, let their animals free range and give them proper food to eat.

December 19, 2010 at 12:32 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

thanks Jenna, it was a very interesting movie to watch.

December 19, 2010 at 2:28 PM  
Blogger natalie said...

thank you for all the videos you post....i have seen michael pollan speak here in michigan, and have done a bit of reading and making changes in my own household. the more i know, the more i want to wake up to the realities of what is happening here in this country relative to food. i don't like knowing i have been asleep at the wheel, you know? thanks for sharing.

December 19, 2010 at 2:52 PM  
Blogger doglady said...

At first I was angry at Mrs. Fox because of her acceptance of factory farming of chicken but I calmed down and realized she really believes what she was saying. She believes that the way chickens grow on her farm using chemical litter and antibiotic supplemented food is better for the bird and those who eat it.
Those of you who objected to the dumping of the chicks really need a reality check. That is probably the most benign thing to happen to those animals that exist solely to provide food for humans. You really need to investigate the former lives of those cuts you purchase from the meat counter of your local grocery. Once you understand the misery meat animals endure you will understand why so many of us are growing our own or buying from ethical farmers.

December 19, 2010 at 5:37 PM  
Blogger sheila said...

Haven't eaten meat or eggs (I'd buy local milk from a farmer if it wasn't so regulated) out of the grocery store in almost 3 years. I either grow it myself or have contracted with local farmers and buy the whole animal and have it custom butchered and processed. The bigger animals like pork and beef I split with family. It is actually cheaper than buying cuts out of the chain grocery stores. The food is top quality. As a bonus I'm spending my money directly at the farm and cutting out the middle man so the farmer gets all the profit. I also get my veggies and fruit from a couple of local CSA's. The CSA's run from May through March so I'm eating the majority of my food seasonally and from a 10 to 15 mile distance from my house. Suck on that Corporate America!

The more people that watch movies like FRESH and Food Inc., the more the likely hood of people making changes that will improve the health and vitality of the economy, the environment, and the individual consumer.

December 19, 2010 at 6:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this, Jenna. I watched ALL of it on youtube. My husband came in while I was looking at the chicks being thrown down and he was horrified. (I'm more bothered by the de-beaking and de-clawing!) If I can get him to watch all of this video, then I'll try to get him to watch Food, Inc. with me. I might just raise his conciousness yet.

December 19, 2010 at 7:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could we please get a run-down of the graphic images?

doglady, just because people are upset by the handling of chicks doesn't mean they need a "reality check". Thanks to educational materials that had formerly been provided almost exclusively by vegetarian organizations, but have now gone mainstream in the form of books & movies like fast food nation and food inc., many people already know about factory farming.

The thing is, I've already absorbed enough animal cruelty images for my lifetime. I know what happens to animals in factory farms. I don't want to see it AGAIN.

If there's de-beaking, de-clawing, chicken tossing and other forms of callus and cruel treatment, I and other cold antler readers would really appreciate a warning before watching any more of this movie.

December 19, 2010 at 8:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*callous* not callus sigh.

December 19, 2010 at 8:51 PM  
Blogger The Bunny Girl said...

All I can say is Thank you!!!

December 19, 2010 at 9:08 PM  
Blogger damnyankee said...

On my way to Austin this morning along hwy 79 heading south there were at a minimum 50 of those "chicken torture chambers" that I could see from the highway. The smell was horrific. It permiated the air, you couldn't escape the smell if you wanted to. I wondered how people could live around there. Poor chickens. You'd think the producers would want to give them a decent life since they are giving up theirs to give someone a meal. There's no way in hell I'm eating that chicken. There's some bad karma attached to that food. Ugh....

December 19, 2010 at 9:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work showing the truth. There are too many people out here that Only want to hear the story once then put it behind then never to think about it because it is tough to watch.

December 19, 2010 at 11:00 PM  
Blogger doglady said...

I understand what Thatsthelife is saying and a lot of people feel as she does. They know of the animal abuse in poultry houses, hog houses and feed lots and don't want to see anymore footage. As long as you don't financially support these situations by buying grocery store meats, it is ok.

December 20, 2010 at 7:35 AM  
Blogger Danica said...

such a fantastic reminder!! it's so true that americans are so afraid of inconvenience and price. i find myself getting trapped in that sometimes. a very good reminder to focus on quality!!! quality of life (for all, the consumer, the animal, the workers), quality of product, quality of health.
i wish the whole would could see/know these behind the scenes of where their food is coming from.

December 29, 2010 at 10:03 AM  

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