Rocked home last night around 21:30 after my Spanish lesson and figured I’d watch another of the documentaries I’d recorded last night, Food, Inc., a slightly more polished doc than the few I’ve watched recently.
Food, Inc. does a fairly good job of covering a lot of information about modern American (and by in large other developed countries) farming practises, the social impact and the political situation surrounding it.
Ticked a lot of boxes for me. It was informatitive, well presented, covered a lot of info, highlighted issues people maybe weren’t aware of and left me with the desire to find out more.
I wasn’t super shocked at how the animals were treated for the most part, which isn’t to say they’re not treated badly, but more I was fairly prepared for and understood it. Watching the pigs getting electrically stunned in what looked like a Star Wars trash compactor was new to me (and I’m only guessing that’s what actually happened), and pushing cows around with forklifts or watching them forced to walk on their knees because they can’t support their weight was still sad, but I don’t know if the film itself is enough to get me to stop eating meat I don’t know the origin of.
If nothing else I may reconsider my own shopping items more, so it’s succeeded in that regard.
Next I need to watch Earthlings.