Sunday, December 2, 2012

Exploration 12

Fresh is an interesting documentary about where food comes from. From the video this one guys makes a very interesting point by stating that "American fear one think... inconvenience". Which is a true and funny thought. Americans are always on the go, sure sometimes the direction their going may be a wrong direction when it comes to what they eat. It was shocking to see how some of the animals were being treated. The shot of the farm hands literally throwing the chicks onto the ground seemed ruthless and unemotional. On the other hand I thought it was very crafty of that one guy to make a green house in the middle of a big city, and have people take some fresh produce and some compost home with them. I think that is very important to be able to know how to grow your own food. Mainly because it is a valuable resource if anything were to happen to you. I think that some more in depth research should go into finding what really does happen at big farms that mass produce animals. I know a little about how to grow my own crops, but I am no where near capable enough to grow enough produce to feed the nation.


  1. I agree with you completely, the treatment of the animals like the chicks was quite disturbing and the when they mentioned that animals are getting diseases that are drug resist, does raise some concern. Great post

  2. The part where the farmers just threw the chicks on the ground was awful! I thought that you could tell that the organic farmers cared a lot more for their animals and the guy who raised the pigs it seemed like he even had a special bond with them

  3. There's no debate that Americans treasure convenience over health, if they didn't why would fast food be so popular? If only we could find a way to meet both convenience and health. It would definitely be a compromise.


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