That being said, it did make me think quite a bit. Dave and I eat substantially more whole foods than processed, a more recent in-the-last-year trend for us. We definitely still enjoy some processed, packaged stuff (reese's cups, for one), but have been trying to eat "cleaner." We recycle and we'd love to have a garden someday (hopefully a big one). I think the movie made me think more about companies and how to be more intentional in my choices of purchases.
I went to Kroger today and organic bananas were the same price as regular bananas, so I bought organic. To be completely honest, I don't normally compare the prices of the two - I just assume the regular bananas will be cheaper than organic. I love Arnold's Sandwich Thins, but instead of buying them, I got the Aunt Millie's version. Aunt Millie's is in Fort Wayne, so (I would think) it's a more "local" purchase - in any case, less gas from Fort Wayne than from PA (where Sandwich Thins are from). I bought organic spinach, which was more expensive (I think maybe 15cents to the ounce). I also bought some things that weren't so organic or local - Dannon plain yogurt, cottage cheese, Kroger brand cheerios. I guess after watching the movie I'm hoping to remain more intentional about my purchases - to use the co-op in town more often and the farmer's market as well. To buy organic when I can and to continue to purse whole food eating.
Here's a great site our friend Amanda pointed out to us: http://betterworldshopper.com/rankings.html You can see how companies are "ranked" according to their activities (good or bad) within human rights, the environment, animal protection, community involvement, and social justice. It covers a lot of different companies/products!
Does all this mean we're going 100% organic/local grown, highest ranked companies? No! We simply hope to grow and become more informed and intentional in our decisions/lifestyles/habits, etc. After all, I did end up buying some of these, later realizing they were made by Kraft (which scored a nice fat F from BetterWorldShopper).
Have you seen Food, Inc.? What did you think?
(I hope this post doesn't read like I'm on a soapbox. Definitely was not my intention! I just wanted to share my thoughts and learnings! I apologize if I seemed pushy.)