Robert Kenner, the director of “Food, Inc,” questions to the audience that how much do we really care about the food we buy at our local supermarkets and served by our families? Everyone knows what foods are; that any nourishing substance that is eaten or taken into the body to sustain life, provide energy, and promote growth, and these are one of the most important thing for human beings. However, many people maybe never thought about bigger-breasted chickens, tomatoes which won’t go bad after many miles trip, and how pigs are killed in a really tiny and dark room by “The killer floor.” This movie revealed America’s food industry, exposing super technologic machineries. Business and political trends make companies do not care about the planet, animals and consumers, but care only their profits, and turned this nation to the number one obesity country. In this movie, Maria Gonzales and her family went to a fast food store, and ordered: five cheese burgers, two chicken sandwiches, and three drinks totaled $11.48. The fact which this little amount of money can feed her family made me think that the reason why so many people suffer from widespread obesity, diabetes and other diet-related illnesses may be because of the food system in this county. Gonzales thought expensive for a broccoli which was only $1.29, and he added saying that candies, chips, and sodas are cheaper than vegetables. It did not make sense to compare the prices between one which contains various notorious: vitamin A, B, C, calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium and Zinc and the other one which contains only bad things to health. In addition, I found the fact full of sarcasms here that according to The Borgen Project, 684,000 child deaths in the world could have been prevented by providing access to Vitamin A and Zinc, which means the broccoli could save a child. I believe that people can buy not only health, but also life. However, many people think that fast foods are the...
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