My main take away from the movie was that we as consumers need to vote with our purchases. As more and more consumers demand organic produce and ethically raised meat, farmers will come to meet that demand. As long as we buy McDonalds and cheap meat at the supermarket, big business will continue to rule.
Over the past few months I have become more and more interested in locally grown and raised food. I have been buying a weekly organic produce box and after seeing Food, Inc I decided to buy a share in a local farm and recieve a monthly package of meat and eggs. I will recieve my first package of meat in a couple of weeks and I'm really looking forward to it!
I am not prefect and I think it is easy to think that since we can't eat 100% organic, then we shouldn't try. But I really think that if we all can make small changes, the local farmers will be able to grow. As more and more people make sustainable choices, the farmers economies of scale will grow and the cost of organic will come down.
Have you seen Food, Inc? Did it cause you to make any changes in your food purchases?