After the longest wait (I wanted to see it before I left California!) I saw Food Inc. tonight!
I am not going to review it since 1. it’s already been reviewed so many times and 2. I figured I’d just be preaching to the converted.
But one extra insight I had that I think may be different from some others is how much it bothered me that the Hispanic family in the movie couldn’t afford to buy vegetables and $1.00 burgers were more cost efficient. And in another part of the country Mexican immigrants are being attracted to the factory jobs under shitty conditions and then deported – while the companies that employed them get no consequences. I know I have a biased opinion, but it pisses me off.
One of the facts the movie showed on the screen was that 1 in 2 minority children born after 2000 will develop diabetes. I don’t even know where to begin to help change that.
Ben came with and said he learned a lot And by learned a lot he said that he wanted me to buy him grass-fed beef now. It’s a step…
Since I had a late breakfast I ate a late lunch of fruit and pizza leftovers.
We were running late to the movie so we just picked something up on the way. Luckily we found a crepe place right next door to the theater I got The Veggie crepe, that didn’t actually have any veggies in it except onions?! Poor choice of name people. I know someone else who would really appreciate a chickpea filled crepe too
I knew I couldn’t take a pic in the theater so here is an action shot of the girl making it. This was my first savory crepe ever!
Dessert! I was super hungry after the movie so I ate some trail mix (I meant to take it with me).
And banana soft serve mixed with some smoothie from earlier…and topped with granola
I am all inspired by the movie right now and want to do something to help change the way the food industry works. I already try to buy organic (when I can afford it), don’t eat meat (not including fish) and avoid HFCS, but what else can I do? I kind of want to join a hippie commune and live off the land. Do you think a hippie commune would let me watch the Real Housewives though?
Ben’s Random Comment of the Day:
Me: Lisa is taking me to Ann’s House of Nuts tomorrow.
Ben: Whoa, wait a second…Are you sure that’s not a strip joint?
He’s so weird…
Wait – I just had a few bowls of cereal too. I told you my hunger catches up with me the day after a long run. I shouldn’t be eating this so late in the day I think this confirms my RD’s thoughts that I have no clue about my hunger cues Remember:
1. Buy local
2. Eat Seasonally
3. Read labels
4. Vote with your food choices – 3 times a day. *That would be 5 times a day for me