Friday, November 11, 2011

Whose Fault Is It? Food, Inc. Review


I'm not a pagan environmentalist.

I'm a creationist Christian.

And, I just watched the Food Inc. documentary and agreed with, oh..., 90% of what I heard.

From the very beginning of Food Inc., we learn that McDonalds is to blame for starting the corruption of our food sources and, at the end, that Monsanto is the continuing perpetrator. However, contrary to what one commentator claimed, business [a.k.a. capitalism] is NOT to blame.

The folks producing this film are unabashedly liberal pagan socialist environmentalists. So, how on earth can I agree with 90% of what they say? We both agree there is a problem with big business, hungry for the almighty dollar, controlling our food sources. But it is greed which corrupts, not capitalism. It is the love of money which is the root of all evil (I Timothy 6:10), not business.

Thankfully, they clarify their point later by giving much deserved accolades to Walmart, of all companies, for aggressively courting organic/whole food suppliers. Like the Walmart representative says in the film, it was the desire of their customers for better quality whole foods that nudged them into that market.

So, really, who is to blame? We are! Therefore, in the arena of food, I plan to henceforth vote with my pocketbook. How about you?

I found Food Inc. on Netlix, but maybe you can view it somewhere else online or get it at your local library or video store/kiosk. And, I know Amazon has it, too, to purchase or to watch instantly.

But, I can't let you watch this documentary without telling you the most hilarious quote in this film I've ever heard from an environmentalist:

"Cows are not designed by evolution to eat corn; they're designed by evolution to eat grass." -- Michael Pollan, author, The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals [emphasis mine].

Could someone please tell me how a mindless, haphazard theory called evolution could ever "design" anything? And, by definition, wouldn't cows eventually begin to evolve to survive on corn if evolution were true?

Don't let the liberal bent of some of the people featured in this documentary deter you from listening to the truth behind their findings. Take what's good and leave the rest.

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