Thursday, November 18, 2010

What's Wrong With Our Food System

"Think local, choose organic, know your farmer and know your food."

This video was passed to me through the gringa group and while I think this kid is a bit too rehearsed in his speech, more people need to hear his message and understand exactly what he is talking about. Most all points he touched upon can be read more in depth in The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan. It is a great book that will lay out all the information on not only the conventional food industry, but also the giant organic industry and small local organic industry. Then you can make your own choices about how you want to eat but at least you will have all the information to make an informed decision, instead of an ignorant one that the food companies hope we all make.


KM said...

i haven't yet read the book (plan to) but woudl be curious to know what the author thinks of some of the huge organic companies (for example Horizon - i buy my milk and cottage cheese from there or Fage - greek yogurt w/o antibiotics)
is it worth the extra money? i buy only organic meat,eggs and dairy and fruits/veggies whenever i can (but am generally less concerned)

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