The Black Curtain Of Agriculture
As I mentioned in a few different posts I wrote, I saw a couple of documentaries that I recommend for everyone to see. One is called Food Inc, and the other Food Matters.
I already had an Idea about American agriculture, and the secret behind the abundance of food. But after watching exactly how conventional produce manufacturers work behind the black curtain, I felt obligated to reach out to more people about this. Walking through the isle in the supermarket hasn’t been the same.
Take the animal produce for example, about 50 years ago it use to take three month’s to grow a chicken, and the chickens use to eat grass and run free in the sunshine. Not anymore, now they lock hundreds of chickens inside a dark barn with no light or space, feed them growth hormones to grow faster and bigger, and give them antibiotics so the chickens don’t get sick. They are raised in a filthy barn, where they die every day – this is what fast food industry is serving to an average consumer.
Farmers are kept in fear, if they speak the truth they loose their contracts with the food manufacturing companies. They have no choice but keep quiet, and do what they are told.
The same thing with cows and pigs, instead of grass cows are being fed corn since it’s cheaper to produce – biologically cows can’t digest corn, they get sick as well, and there are no laws to prevent this from happening.
People are dying from contaminated mean, but there is still no law to stop it. Not only this type of produce is inhumane but it’s dangerous to our health and to the environment. This is what’s making the world sick! I am not even going to get into the pesticides in fruits and veggies, and grain cloning ( how sick is that ).
Here is a trailer from a movie I am talking about, you just have to see it for your self. ( I am not promoting this movie, I just believe it’s very enlightening and can help people understand how the food system works )
If you think you are buying cheaper produce and getting a great deal, think again – is the price is worth a disturbing reality?
On the sunny side – Organic industry is growing and thriving, finally people everywhere are becoming more and more aware of this epidemic going on in the agriculture world.
Buying Organic food, you are not only contributing to your health, you are contributing to the economy and humane food production. You don’t have to go to a Whole Foods Market to purchase good food anymore, you can go to a local Farmers Market and meet the people who grow your food. Farmers Market is less expensive and the food is grown locally.
If you have time you can also make a home garden and grow fruits, veggies and herbs. I don’t think I am the person to do that, simply because I am terrible with plants. I had 2 cactuses and they both died – sadly :(.
My hope is that one day, all the foods will be made organic by law, and for that to happen we have to support The Organic Industry. We all have the power to change the world!
Do you support The Organic Community?
PS- you might also like my post ” Natural Foods Exposed”