Since the advent of the agricultural revolution, American agriculture has evolved into American agribusiness which has grown exponentially during the 20th century and into this century. A handful of companies dominate the entire food supply chain from seed to store. They continue to produce more food than ever before to keep up with demands of ever increasing population both domestically and abroad. At the same time we are showing a continual decline in the vitamins, minerals and trace elements that have proven to be vital to sustaining a healthy, robust life. As we forgot about Mother Nature, we shifted food production & distribution methodology. We turned to toxic chemicals, factory farming, genetic manipulation and bastardized food products with little nutritional value as we evolved into a convenience oriented fast food society loaded with chronic disease and poor health in epidemic proportions. The inexorable link between the foods we eat, poor health and disease are no longer being ignored. This movie comes out June 12th. If your concerned about your well being then you owe it to yourself and family to check it out.
Here is the official movie trailer Food Inc.
Links: Food Safety, Advocacy Groups, Gov't Resources:
http://www.foodsafety.gov/ - Gateway to Government Food Safety Information
http://offices.colgate.edu/chemmgt/CHP/n-cancer.html - List of knowncarcinogenic compounds or reasonably suspected and anticipated to be carcinogenic compounds.
www.centerforfoodsafety.org/ Food Safety Watchdog group
www.cspinet.org/ Public Nutrition Health Safety Watchdog group
www.ewg.org/ Environmental Working Group Food & Product Safety Watchdog Group
www.consumersunion.org/food.html Food industry & Food Safety
http://www.ific.org/International Food Information Council
http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/ Food & Water Watch
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