There are so many great reviewers out there whose work isn’t getting enough attention. With the recently added feature of Borna’s Monthly Book Roundup here on Sahar’s Reviews, I was hoping to share with insatiable readers of this review site more of the same.
The response has been very positive, and requests were sent it for more such features. So I reached out to a friend of mine who is into movie reviews to start a similar feature. It is my pleasure to present to you the insightful Maeve. Her movie reviews are very insightful yet easy to read, which I feel is due to a combination of the clarity with which she expresses herself but also because she doesn’t feel the urge to write using big words and complicated sentence structures.
In light of my recent focus on books about food and diet, the feature will launch with Maeve’s review of the movie Food, Inc. As one of my friends recently told me, do not venture into this area of inquiry unless you are ready and willing to let go of processed food, because after you know what it’s about, those items are no longer as nearly appealing as they used to be.
Food Inc. — The Ethics of Eating, by Maeve
Drawing on Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation and Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma, director Robert Kenner’s documentary explores the food industry’s detrimental effects on our health and environment. Kenner spotlights the men and women who are working to reform an industry rife with monopolies, questionable interpretations of laws and subsidies, political ties and rising rates of E. coli outbreaks.
First I would like to thank the reader who voted in the poll and suggested this film. Secondly I would like to advocate that *everyone* watch this. If you haven’t seen it, it’s on Netflix Instant. Watch it now. Ok, on with the post.
Robert Kenner begins this documentary saying that the food industry has changed more in the last 50 years than in the previous 10,000 and that his hope in creating this documentary is to “pull the veil back” and show people how they are really eating and where there food had come from.
Remove the veil from their eyes, and enlighten their hearts with the light of guidance. —‘Abdu’l-Bahá
This is a veil that I myself have been pulling back slowly but surely over this past decade, and it is quite shocking and disheartening. Our food industry has become so industrialized and so far removed from those consuming the food that it’s interests no longer match those of the consumers.
Read the rest of the review here.