Monday, February 04, 2008

Fast Food Nation and Family Farming

So...I watched the movie Fast Food Nation last week. Even though the book came out in 2001 and the movie a few years is sooooooo worth it to KNOW where your food is coming from!!!!


As much as I used to love sliding through the drive thru for my Whopper with Cheese no onion, I made the decision not to ever ever ever eat at Fast Food Places again. In fact, I gave up eating meat entirely.

I have made it a whole week, and, jeebus louibus, I have not missed the fast food OR the meat.

I completely recommend the movie and the book by the same name. And, please - please - please - support your local farms!!!!!


Cyndi Uriza said...

Other great books on this topic include Michael Pollan's "In Defense of Food", Barbra Kingsolver's "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" and of course Pollan's original (but much longer) book on the subject "The Omnivores Dilemma"> I must admit that I walked through the supermarket last weekend saying under my breathe, "Buy only food." If you read Pollan, you will understand why.

patrick said...

just watched Fast Food Nation... an impactful movie indeed... earlier today i passed up a sausage mcmuffin because of it. Evidently it is worth passing up fast food for more than health reasons.