nikki moore

reading the labels

In Uncategorized on July 13, 2009 at 10:12 pm

food, inc.

if you haven’t seen it, and you haven’t read The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan, i recommend it about an hour after eating.  that it begins with a very clever convergence of the opening credits with standard supermarket signage still gives me pause.  (should that let me know upfront that the directors, writers and producers are aware that this film is as prepackaged as the tyson chicken they expose..?  is this their way of telling the viewer they are on board with the stonyfield model of becoming goliath?  and if so, kudos for consistency in/on labeling…)  that it is heavy handed and a bit condescending toward the viewer strikes me as problematic… but all that aside, that it ends with ‘what can we do’ suggestions is what, in more ways than one, i hope to ‘take-out’ from food, inc.

that and the philosophy as docudrama correspondence, though that may have to wait as for now i’m going to let this chicken grow to term without antibiotics, without growth hormones, i.e. slowly…

and see what may or may not develop in the place of over-ripe breasts.

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