Friday, March 5, 2010

Food, Inc.


Recently, Christopher and I decided to watch Food, Inc. I couldn't believe how eye opening this movie was.
 Did you know that McDonald's is the biggest purchaser of beef, therefore controls the beef industry? Scary, huh?

Since watching this movie, we have decided to start working more organic food into our diet. Not only for the health benefits but for some of the more humane practices that organic offers the animals.

Do you eat organic? How do you save money while still trying to eat organic? I'd love to hear about your experiences.

20 comments:

Waiting Lisa said...

One way to save money is to cook with beans instead of meat.

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bratts29 said...

Love your blog!

We do eat organic as much as we can, which is hard with 5 kids. One thing I do is keep my eyes open for my email alerts from Trader Joe's and Whole Foods...when an item or two are on sale that I like or use I run and stock up. That helps a lot!

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Kate said...

I haven't seen Food Inc., but I just finished reading In Defense of Food and now I'm thinking about how we can incorporate more "real" foods into our diet too. One thing I'm going to look into is Community Supported Agriculture. It's mentioned in the book as a great way to get organic and local foods so I'm hoping I can find something that works for us.

Linds said...

Hi from a Friday Follower! I love your blog layout!

We can't afford a lot of the organic stuff, but I buy as healthy as I can. We DO purchase our own beef, which I have THOROUGHLY enjoyed, since it's a lot healthier for you and you know it's not stocked full of growth hormones. It's actually cheaper too!

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Krajcimama said...

I'm new from Friday Follow, too!

You are the second person I have read a post from this week about that documentary. I'm going to try to snag a copy and make DH watch it with me.

My friend (the other one who wrote the other post) send me some info about a local CSA and a place that sells their own beef. Maybe google CSA and see if there is a way to find one locally. I'm new to the whole idea but it looks like it would be well worth it!

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Sarah said...

This topic is so right up my alley! I should blog about it sometime. We belong to a CSA at an organic farm near us. It's a large cost up front every year, but when the cost is divided by the number of weeks in the growing season, it's a significant savings over grocery store produce (plus the obvious benefits of local organic food). We also spend a little more on high quality ethically raised meat, and just eat it less often. I researched the farming practices of organic dairy companies and only buy milk from one with practices I approve of. We also tend to buy a lot less snack food/processed foods and spend our money on real food instead, making treats from scratch. Whew, long comment! Can you tell this gets me fired up?

Organic Girl said...

I am from Friday Follow and I try to be Organic as much as possible. Happy Follow Friday. I am going to have to watch this movie too. Have a great weekend
Organic Girl And Todays Diva:)

Ann said...

I am following your blog from friday follow...

Ms. Pony said...

My husband and I try to buy local products as much as possible, and we like to stick with grass-fed options (more environmentally sound and there are some health benefits for humans). Food Inc. is definitely a documentary that will open your eyes to some of the major issues in the farming industry!

Michelle Murphy said...

Have you checked out localharvest.org? I found out that I have an organic beef farm close by. I haven't watched the movie yet, but I'm sure if I do I'd be tempted to go back to only eating fish again.

The Domestic Princess said...

Thank you all so much for all the recommendations!

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Mrs. Sanchez said...

We haven't seen the movie, but read the boo Omnivore's Dilemma. Scary stuff.

We really need to work on organic meat and eggs. Sorry that wasn't much help. But, we're in the same boat. :)

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