August 9, 2011

Better than Food, Inc.?

Have you ever seen the movie food inc?  It is a documentary that shows you a different side of the food industry.  It gives a back story to the things we see everyday in our homes and at the stores.  It is an incredible documentary that I highly recommend.  You can check out a trailer as well as see some of the other things supporters are doing to improve food quality here at the food inc home page. 

I have seen this documentary a time or two as well as clips from it and it touches a part of my soul.  I have often made the vow to eat less processed foods and go vegetarian.  But as life is, sometimes I get busy and lazy and have not always fulfilled my vows.   I want to renew my vow to become a vegetarian, and one day a vegan. I have been a vegetarian before so I do not think it will be that hard to revert back, but anyways I want to tell you about a new video I saw that has sparked such a drastic change in me. 

On my facebook I am a fan of FOOD, inc. and so there is this pop-up on the side screen that is advertized every time I get on the internet.  Tonight I decide to watch it because I had no other noise around me.  It is simply called meat video.  You can find it at

Let me tell you it is horrific!!!! I started watching, innocently enough, and I kid you not, I was crying with 45 second of it starting.  It is awful what people do to animals.  The beginning shows how pigs are treated, and I am a pig lover.  Not their meat, but of the actual pig.  I have been obsessed since high school and really want a baby pig as a pet.  Anyway seeing less than a minute of it made me cry and feel horrible.  I had to turn it off immediately.  I cannot imagine what happens to other animals and I do not want to know, but I know I will never be eating animal meat again.  I am not a big meat eater anyway, bit now it will not happen ever again, I do not want to be a part people being cruel to animals. 


  1. Good for you taking a stand! I was a vegetarian for a few years largely because of the cruelty you mention. But it is incredibly difficult to avoid all animal products - shoes, belts etc.
    Good luck with it!

    Thanks for linking to the Creating Success Worldwide blog hop!! I'm following you now and hope you'll come back again next week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  2. Thanks for your reply. I have not even considered the animal products that I can buy, like belts and what not... wow that is something to consider. Right now I am just focusing on food. And really as I consider just going meatless I am really also trying to cut out the animal food products. I would appreciate any tips too.

  3. Food Inc. is such a great documentary. I feel like I need to watch it every once in a while just to remind me of what I shouldn't eat. I'm not a vegetarian or vegan but I do try to eat local grass-fed beef and animals that were treated humanely. I try to eat meat in moderation and not with every meal (like Michael Pollan suggests).

    I'm too scared to even watch that video - I'm a huge pig lover too!