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Best of it's kind, & mandatory viewing for EVERYONE, especially the eco/organic skeptic. We loved the articulate yokel who talked the best sense of all as he slaughtered his chickens; really takes the... Read more stick to Monsanto et al- totally brilliant.
A very thought provoking look at the American food industry with some extremely sobering issues. Certainly after seeing this people may want to know more of where their food comes from and how it is... Read more produced.
We may not have these issues to the same degree in New Zealand but some of these issues are a factor in New Zealand food production -- it is a very scary though that if consumers allow it, these issues could very easily happen here too.
An excellent film.
Having moved here from the US, this movie gives me more reasons to never go back. It also should act as a warning to New Zealand of what can happen if we cave in on use of GM foods and allow our food... Read more supply and government become more tainted by corporate control. The challenge will be to strike a balance between sustainable and healthy food supply, and the ever increasing cost of food in proportion to income here in NZ.
Apart from the political message, the movie is effective in telling the story and providing a reasonable amount of information to the viewer to get it's point across. A more balanced documentary would have had more opposing points or made more attempts to provide opposing points, but in the director's defense, those that could have provided the most effective counter balance elected not to do so.
Strongly recommended to everyone!
this is a bloody good movie. To show the world what big companys can do to the small man.
A sobering warning to us all about what commercialism and outright greed can do at their worst and how it affects us, animals, plants and the planet. But what can we do? - well for a start, bring ourselves... Read more and others out of sleep-walking through our supermarkets. Become aware of what we are eating and where it has come from and what it is made from. We can grow our own food and buy fresh and locally. We can realise that we, people animals and plants and Earth are all intrinsically related - all part of the organism of Life. Not happening in NZ - yeah right !! There is no enemy other than our own ignorance and allowing this to continue. We can change this people!!!!!
Excellent documentary talking about where our food really comes from and how little we actually know of this. Laden with interesting stuff, particularly the scale of operations. However, perhaps a little... Read more US-biased, and I found it a bit proselytizing at times. But this is stuff of fundamental importance to us, and anything that opens our eyes to what is going on gets my vote.
A real eye opener about the damage these 'efficient' systems are doing and how workers, farmers and consumers are treated. Worst of all is seeing how the animals are treated. There is no need for this... Read more. Support your local farmers and growers stop empowering these ruthless corporations.
A very thought provoking film. You will be asking real questions about the US beef and pork industries afterward. May the NZ meat industry never go down this path...
Recommended to me by a friend I feel this is a great way of informing people where and how we get our everyday food from.
A must see for everyone around the world. A real look at what we are eating and how it is changing the global economy.