Jul 19, 2009

Food, Inc.

Hello, how is your vacation? did you eat your meat? just discovered that outside feed it with GM crops, fill them with antibiotics (not for illness, but for make them grow faster) they still use hormones in the US , while in Europe is still banned US meat. In the meanwhile the swine flu...


So, under the Tucson sun, decided to go to see this movie. Interesting, shocking, the Loft cinema sold out it for three days, sign that the Americans find it a sensible topic. The movie talk about how the food industry is in the hands of few companies, that use unskilled illegal immigrants for keep the costs low, make experiments with cow for find a better way to feed them with crops instead of grass.

Over 60% of GM food is made in the US. Over 70% of US product contain GM. The European Union and the United States have strong disagreements over the EU's regulation of genetically modified food. The US claims these regulations violate free trade agreements, the EU counter-position is that free trade is not truly free without informed consent.
Remember the mad cow? infected animals transmitted the disease... because where given the brain of dead animals for food. This is Matrix. Farmers don't decide anymore how to feed and grow their animals, the corporations do.
What's GM? it's genetically modified food, that it is been untested on humans, that can create food allergy, or other unknown disease. But, worse, introduce the concept of copyright in food: farmers are not allowed to reuse their own crops, or rise the chicks as they want.
Most of the engineered food, made by Monsanto, is for make stronger crops to survive at their pesticides. What about pesticide residues in that food?
Take for example canola oil, considered so good for your health. In reality is an GM food for resist to the pesticides, and is "naturally" engineered from rapeseed in the 1970s. This crop wasn't tested on humans, and need a chemical process otherwise is still toxic for humans. how good can be?

I hope this joke from "The Onion" will became true:

KFC No Longer Permitted To Use Word 'Eat' In Advertisements

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