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Essay about A Look at What is Inside Your Food in Food Inc.

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What is food? What does our food really contain? We can go days, weeks, and perhaps months and not noticing or taking a step back to wonder what our foods contain. Reality is we don’t always have the time to stop and notice these small things. In the short term these things don’t affect us, but in the long run what we consider small and insignificant can come to ruin our health issue. Many Americans do not know what is inside the food that they eat in their every day lives.
Food Inc. is a 2009 American documentary film directed by Robert Kenner, in which we see the state of food industry within the United States. This film examines our nation’s food industry mostly seeing where the food we purchase at the grocery stores and restaurants
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Evidently, we are being fed from more that one cow and that gives us the chance to catch a diseased due to one of those cows being contaminated with E-Coli. Not only are we not fully aware of what’s being processed in our foods but also we are now at the risk of getting diseases. On the other hand, some people may argue that, that is why many companies provide food labeling to allow the customer to read what the food contains. According to the article “Food Labels” on Better Health Channels, they state that the food labeling is there to inform the people of the ingredients contained in the foods. Clearly, we can see that the food labeling is their and its up to the customer to read the label. The label is there to help the people make good food choices. Although the food labeling is there to help us make a better nutrition choice, I believe that we still aren’t being well informed of what is inside our foods. Many of the labels on foods will say that it is farm fresh, but does it really come from all natural environments or not? We all the right to be informed of where are food is coming from and where its being produced. Food Inc. allows us to see not only how these farmers are treating the animals but also to see what they are giving them to eat. As we saw, farmers are giving the growth hormones to the chickens. At the end of the day we are the ones eating those chickens and most of us are not aware of
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