At The Fork - August Film Club
Our current food system is fast paced and totally disconnected. With a few clicks of a button and a swipe of your credit card, a hamburger, ribs, and chicken wings can be delivered to your door in less than 30 minutes. Crumbed, fried, battered, reshaped, homogenized, and wrapped in plastic, how your food arrives to you is a far cry from where your food originally came from.
Now, we’re going to preface this with the fact that society and technology have played key roles in our insularity towards our food, and that the way we eat in most Western societies is a reflection of our up most need for convenience and affordability. But, it doesn’t have to be this way.
The latest documentary to hit Food Matters TV follows filmmaker and omnivore, John Papola, who together with his vegetarian wife, Lisa, offers up a timely and refreshingly unbiased look at how farm animals are raised for our consumption.
With unprecedented access to large-scale conventional farms, Papola asks the tough questions behind every hamburger, glass of milk, and baby-back rib.
What he discovers is a sliding scale of farm practices, from heartless industrialists to the real farmers of America - people who, along with him, are grappling with the moral dimensions of farming animals for food. During his time visiting the farms, Papola’s moral dilemmas become clear….
Whatever diet you follow, omnivore, vegan, vegetarian, or paleo, it’s important that you know where your food comes from. It’s time to check in with what’s at your fork and start voting for the kind of food system you want with the food choices you make.