I am slow to anger but some things really get under my skin. The movie Food Inc. is one of those things. I don't know if you are familiar with this very pointed piece of propaganda that is a direct attack on the proud family farmers and ranchers who feed and clothe all of us.
This film uses sensationalized statistics from dubious sources to make claims that are downright false. Claims such as farmers and ranchers are responsible for a rise in childhood obesity and adult diabetes. Farmers and ranchers only grow the food, we as a nation must take responsibility for what we eat and what we feed our kids.
E-coli is another subject of this work of fiction. The truth about e-coli is that if we properly wash and prepare our foods, it is not a problem. E-coli is all around us and the risk of this terrible illness is not increased due to our modern agricultural production methods.
The film takes shots at our crops, herbicides and other modern advances that allow the farmers and ranchers of our great nation to feed a growing world population. This horrible, slanted film makes the assertion that farmers and ranchers are pushed out by giant corporations, that everyone in agriculture is worried about making money and not about the people who eat the food we grow and that our food is not safe.
The truth is that most of our farms and ranches are owned by families who have made their living on them for many generations. The truth is that farmers and ranchers don't get rich but rather value the life living on the farm and ranch affords them. They are rich, but not in monetary terms. Most of all is the truth is that we feed our families the same food everyone eats. Our food supply is safe and healthy.
So yes, this movie makes me really angry. I would encourage each of you to spread the word that the movie Food Inc. is a twisted piece of propaganda full of half-truths and lies meant to cripple the very farmers and ranchers who feed and clothe all of us. Please, avoid this movie and advise your friend to do the same. The ultimate truth is that farmers and ranchers of this great nation provide all of us with the safest, healthiest most abundant food supply in the world.