Have you seen it yet? If not, do yourself a favor and see it! It lowers the veil from the food corporations of America and their intent of bigger, faster, and more money. Scientifically changing the genetics of chickens so they will grow bigger white meat areas in order to gain a larger profit, never mind the fact that these chickens are kept in the worst possible conditions, most never seeing sunlight, and all only able to take two steps before the collapse back to the ground because they can not handle the weight. It is completely eye opening and charges this desire to become more educated on such an important issue, the stuff you CHOSE to put into your body. Where does it come from? How are the animals raised and treated? How does the system work that treats the factory workers almost as poorly as the animals? The biggest thing I got from this movie was that the companies produce the things the majority of customers want. If you don't buy it, it will eventually go away (this is how the tobacco industry lost a ton of money). Not only that, but if you show the demand for better quality food, the product will continue to show up at your grocery store. Buying local is HUGE, think about the journey each one of your items has to travel (typically 1500 miles to reach your plate) unless you truly buy locally. Think of it this way; every time you buy a product, you are adding a vote to keep that product going.
I rarely eat fast food but this movie makes me never want to eat any of it ever again. It takes a conscious effort to care, then to educate yourself, and yes sometimes the extra dollar to make the change. Personally, I think it is and will continue to be completely worth it. And even our very small attempt at a garden (about to include tomatoes, basil, lettuce, peppers) makes a difference. Make the change, one bite at a time.