scary: the future of food... must watch!

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by chalkdust, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. chalkdust

    chalkdust

    Messages:
    391
    Likes Received:
    11
    Exp:
    Line Cook
  2. french fries

    french fries

    Messages:
    5,169
    Likes Received:
    302
    Exp:
    At home cook
    I saw that - scary indeed. Especially the end credits. If big corporate food company executives are working at the FDA, big oil company executives are working at the EPA... :look:

    Next on my list to watch, le_monde_selon_monsanto.avi (same topic, not sure if there is an english version?).
     
  3. docsmith

    docsmith

    Messages:
    177
    Likes Received:
    10
    Exp:
    Cook At Home
    Without watching the video, just from the descriptions it looks like a typical propaganda piece.
     
  4. phatch

    phatch Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    8,419
    Likes Received:
    436
    Exp:
    I Just Like Food
    We have a winner!
     
  5. nichole

    nichole

    Messages:
    161
    Likes Received:
    10
    Exp:
    Restaurant Manager
    Do you think so? But its scary though. Its kinda odd today that things turn different. You are what you eat is turns into It's scary to eat.
     
  6. chalkdust

    chalkdust

    Messages:
    391
    Likes Received:
    11
    Exp:
    Line Cook
    no way that i trust human judgment!

    i dont trust yalls judgment in viewing this vid, and especially not in handling the environment let alone anything else!

    we have the entire human/universe condition to reconcile with

    we are some sorry fools, livin in a world that will kill us.. <mod edit>
    but there is lots of positivity, still

    ai bobo and ashe!
     
  7. french fries

    french fries

    Messages:
    5,169
    Likes Received:
    302
    Exp:
    At home cook
    Then again, you haven't watched the video.

    The interesting thing about that documentary and the one I linked to: all the facts are right there under our eyes. You can easily check them for yourself using the internet and your favorite search engine, and trusted websites. All the journalists did is the work of a journalist.

    I invite you to watch the video and check the facts for yourself. It is, indeed, scary.
     
  8. docsmith

    docsmith

    Messages:
    177
    Likes Received:
    10
    Exp:
    Cook At Home
    People say exactly the same thing about 'The Ziegist movie' or Fahrenheit 9/11.

    Both are simply propaganda pieces which ignore what contradicts and embellishes what supports.

    As someone who worked in a genetics lab at one point, and is an evolutionary biologist by training, the only thing about the future of food that worries me slightly is maintaining enough genetic diversity so that a single blight can't wipe out a crop, or livestock type. Beyond that the future of food is quite bright. I just purchased a 10 lb rib roast which I'm sure was full of BGH, for 6.97 a pound (choice) and I don't care. I just had a lunch of farmed catfish. Excellent quality and very inexpensive.

    I WILL watch the video tonight and report back, but I'm predicting a lot of complaints about GM crops, about how bad Monsanto is (a company which has most likely saved a few 100 million lives in famine prevention), **** perhaps how bad livestock is for global warming or how meat is wasteful.

    So we will see.
     
  9. french fries

    french fries

    Messages:
    5,169
    Likes Received:
    302
    Exp:
    At home cook
    So it doesn't bother you, for example, to learn that YOUR tax dollars are being managed by the same people who manage those big corporations? I know that bothers me. A lot.
     
  10. docsmith

    docsmith

    Messages:
    177
    Likes Received:
    10
    Exp:
    Cook At Home
    Well I watched some of it. It was so slow paced I skimmed quite a bit.

    Complete propaganda, including the music and tone. Know when you are being played because thats exactly what that was.

    Monsanto is evil, GM is bad, blah blah blah. I really liked the appeal to emotion with the unlabled soy baby milk being GM.

    While they went on their anti-corporate rant they seemed to forget what REAL famines were prior to these agricultural methods.