“Americans fear only one thing: inconvenience.”
To start Fresh with this quote was a wise choice. I believe we are new breed to humanity, one that will only accept things, be it food or electronics, if it fits into our fast-paced life styles. If not for processed food, we would have to sit down to a family meal, and God forbid we do such a thing in the 21st century.
One of the most important ideas, or bits of info, that I thought was good was on monocultures. When I think of a farm, I don’t think of one dedicated to just chickens or just cows or just whatever. I think back to my grandpa Prater’s farm and apple orchard where he had chickens, cows, and horses all living together while the main source of income was the corn crop and apples. Of course, we see these monoculture farms everywhere. A pig farm near Marion (that I drive always past while holding my breath) is near the Killdeer Plains. Like the documentary pointed out, this farm smells foul.
Now grant it, no farm smells like peaches, but this one example of a monoculture farm wins the ribbon for stink. If something smells that bad, one can only imagine the conditions in which the animals have to live. To walk in a confined space (if it’s even possible to move), in their own waste, possibly among dead animals is a sickening thought. These animals are not cared about because they are just money. Of course not all animals can be treated like Kobe cows, but they do deserve better than these filthy “farms”.
One area of interest that I would do more research on would be on pesticides. What exactly are the crop dusters putting on the crops? We know the animals are pumped with medications, so would that also be the case for plants?
Truth be told, after watching this, Fresh has really made me wonder about what is actually healthy.