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Essay about Analysis of Food Inc.

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Food Inc. and the Media use the tools of social psychology to persuade and make its point. Documentary films are influential media tools that can be used to inform, persuade, and convict the public on many social topics on a continuous spectrum of troubles and struggle of the world. Some well-made documentaries have made impacts on people who watch them, and this is what the movies are they meant to do. The filmmakers have done their job if the movie has given a voice to a problem and a face to the issue that needs to be known. Eric Schlosser one of the film’s co-producer said it best in Food Inc., “The industry doesn’t want you to know the truth about what you’re eating, because if you knew, you might not want to eat…show more content…
I learn so much about a subject that I may have heard about from the television or radio news, a newspaper, in a conversation or even in the classroom. I have spent hours on a subject matter that I may have never heard about. This is a part of my self-concept of finding me. The factor that influences my self-concept is, the social identity I am forming (Myers, 2010). I am searching for a more educated identity that cares about where my food comes from, who grew it, and what was used to help it grow. Food Inc. was made I trust to inform the public about a social dilemma in our country, which the government and “a small group of multinational corporations who control our entire food system from seed to the supermarket; they’re gaining the control of food” (Roush, 2008). Farmers who are contracted with these corporations are raising chickens in coops with no windows, no room to move they are being raised in half the time due to growth hormones. Scientists have changed the chicken’s bodies to have bigger breasts. These animals barely exist to produce food for disengaged and uninformed people. This film was a hard film to watch, because I can no longer claim to live in my ignorant bliss. The person that I am, the self I have been looking for has to make a change, for me, and my family. I need to respond to
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