We finally watched it. There were a lot of sighs and chuckles of disbelief coming from Sean and I as we watched. Some of the stuff was truly unbelieveable. There are two things that keep playing through my mind, even days after seeing the documentary.
One was Kevin Kowalcyk. He was 2-1/2 years old when he ate a hamburger contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. Two weeks later he was dead. Read more about it here, Kevin's Law.
The second was the fact that there are only 13 meat slaughterhouses in the US. All the meat that is consumed by American's is processed through 13 slaughterhouses. My goodness! Can you imagine the bacteria that is flying around those places? And the way they treat those animals, I couldn't watch those parts. It's sad, I know we're just following the sequence of the food chain but how it's done and how the meat is handled, needs to change.
For a moment while watching Food, Inc. I thought, "I'm never eating meat again." But I knew I couldn't stick to that, I love meat. I love vegetables too, but not that much. So I've decided that I am going to try and find a local farmer who grass-feeds their animals. We'll see how much luck I have at that.
If you haven't seen it, you must watch it and learn the truth about the foods you eat. If you have watched it, feel free to share your views about it in the comments section. Also, I was wondering about something. We stopped eating ground beef a while ago and now we substitute with ground turkey. Why wasn't this featured on Food, Inc. and is there anything I need to know about how that is processed?