By Dr. Mercola

“Food” is a 30-minute documentary that investigates how demand for more and cheaper food has dramatically altered the entire food chain. Today, food production revolves around efficiency—the ability to produce more for less. The ramifications of this mindset are wide-ranging and far-reaching…

As KPBS’ Joanne Faryon reports, “the food chain no longer looks like it used to.” Fish no longer eat other fish, and cattle eat very little grass, which is their natural food source. Instead, cattle eat corn, chickens eat corn and fish, and fish eat cows and poultry… Similarly, fresh produce like fruits and vegetables are primarily sold to foreign markets.

California oranges, for example, are exported to far flung places like Japan, while Americans eat oranges from Australia—presumably because Americans prefer the deeper orange color of Australian oranges, and the fact that they’re easier to peel. As a result, the carbon footprint of most foods sold in your local grocery store is massive, having made its way thousands of miles from where it was grown.


5 thoughts on ““FOOD” Documentary – A Revealing Look at the Sourcing of Our Modern Food Supply

      • I’m going to watch it tonight. I hope I survive the horror! Have you seen it?

        By the way, there’s a similar documentary called “Dirt” about how we’ve become so removed from the sources of our food (since very few of us grow our own food anymore), that we take for granted that our food is nutritious and safe. In reality, most of us have no idea where our food comes from. I think there’s a book on the same documentary, too.


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