My Mom is such an amazing lady. As I type this, she is sitting less than six feet away, watching Food Inc.--all because I asked her to. I know she doesn't want to see it. She is tired of me lecturing about food, ticks, bottled water, and health. But, as I told her this morning, I love her. I want her to be here for 500 more Mother's Days. And if that means bothering or alienating her for a while, I'll risk it.
It's a tough sell....helping my family understanding that cheap food comes with a price. I know it was for me (especially with my upbringing). Still, if they leave here thinking twice about what they put in their cart or put in their mouth, I'll be happy (and hopefully they'll be healthier).
I think most Americans would be surprised to know there are only three or four companies controlling the nation's food supply. Even more would be shocked to realize how many products are made with genetically modified corn. Hopefully they won't have to start feeling as bad as I do to start caring.
As much as I hate being sick, I am eternally grateful for how much it's impacted my eating, my social consciousness, and my overall commitment to health. In the end, the movie really opened my Mom's eyes. As credits rolled, she requested I help her find local farmers/growers in her area. And, as I gave her the list, I couldn't help but smile.
Learn more about Food Inc.
Learn more about Food Matters (another REALLY important, eye-opening film).
Altered Today: Hopefully my family's food choices.