For years now, we have been on the crunchy, eating local, organic, cage-free, HFCS free bandwagon. I'm big on keeping up with nutritional news and there are always studies coming out about how all the big food conglamerates are destroying US American health. It is absolutely beyond me how anyone can be paying any attention to the world around them and still buy white bread with high fructose corn syrup in it [seriously, read your bread label today - most brands contain needless HFCS].
Last night we watched "Food Inc." We've had it since it came out, but had never really gotten around to watching the whole thing [I am TERRIBLE about watching movies. I generally fall asleep a few minutes into most movies we watch at home - it's a whole post of its own]. And it was everything I expected it to be. There were even a few things in there that were new to me. What annoyed me was Listening to people talk afterwards about how strongly they feel about these topics. On it's face not a bad thing, except these are people I know, and I know it's all talk. "oh, yeah all those additives and crap they put in food these days is terrible. I only eat organic" then they turn around and feed their families hotdogs for dinner. I am not saying anyone is bad for eating hotdogs [though in most cases ew]. I love a good hot dog here and there, but don't get all high and mighty about your eating habits when everyone knows that's all it is - talk. "I shop at this or that mega organic food store
." [which is, by the way, still a major nationwide chain conglomarate - "whole" or not]. Big effing deal. When was the last time I saw you eat a plate of raw vegetables? Crap from an organic food store is still crap.
Ugh. I am just so sick of people who are all talk. funny thing coming from a blogger I'm sure, ha. But I've really gotten my fill of shallow, superficial people the last few months. I know way too many people who will go on and ona bout how stronly they feel about this or that, but if you actually get to take a peek into their lives, they're full of it. Like the food thing. They'll go on and on about their healthy eating habits- how they only eat organic and shop at X store, but take one look in their fridge or cupboards and I'm sure I'd find lunch meats full of sodium nitrates/nitrites, canned this or that packed with extra salt and preservatives, and junk foods of all kinds. I know I already said it, but it bears repeating: Junk food from an organic food store is still junk food. And I'm not trying to do my own self-righteous thing either. I really don't care if other people want to eat things I don't generally partake of. It's about the talk. Eat hot dogs and Little Debbies all y
ou want, just don't turn around and act like you're all about nutrition afterwards.
Anyway, sorry about the little rant. My real point is that "Food Inc" really is a great movie, esp if you're not as crazy and anal about nutrition news as I am [and I'm definitely not trying to say everyone should be]. It can be a real eye opener. And if it makes more people care about where their food comes from, so much the better - just as long as it's actions, not just talk! Ha.
Still enjoying an awesome holiday, and I really hope you all are as well!