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-- that was nominated for an Oscar this year for best documentary it's titled food and Rolling Stone says don't take another bite you seafood -- The New York Times called -- informative the Los Angeles Times essential viewing in lightens us about -- on our plates.
Josh here tell worked with the filmmakers here with a group called slow -- Slow food that sounds healthy what's.
What's the message of the film.
The message of the films on is that the way from farming works in this country right now.
It's broken it's -- through the American family farmer and it's about the American either you guys -- bad for the -- We'll rate now two things are going on one is.
Be of more obesity and diabetes than ever before in the history in this country that's the fault of the year for eating -- much the food tastes so good.
The other reason why it's bad for the -- is that we have a situation -- -- not safe anymore and just last month four people died from eating celery.
Earlier over a half a billion eggs were recalled because of Salmonella outbreak.
-- -- -- -- -- The movie makes that point about food safety is that clip from the -- and this one makes the most serious charge.
Food has become much more dangerous.
In ways that are being deliberately hidden from.
Much more dangerous.
How so I mean have always been food poisoning outbreaks.
-- in the past has been the push and manners song the -- rule after the church supper.
-- right now we have an epidemic where.
5000 people die every year 325000.
Are hospitalized every year.
Because of food borne illness and -- we've always had that you guys are saying it's worse without evidence I think this is just wrong and irresponsible.
We know what causes it right now and we can do something about it.
How many people are are.
Are too many for you when you know 5000 people every year.
They are vital thousand too many and would like does not many but we know how to scrap of food poisoning in America can we put that out.
Look at this this is E.
Coli cases there's food poisoning cases.
Steadily since they've been keeping records not steadily buck that trend is dead -- not -- I think that if you look at what's happening in the country right now people are seeing who's not -- half a billion beat.
Billion not million -- half a billion eggs recalled earlier this year.
Because of -- -- in in two farms right next to each other so you have a situation where.
Our food production is so consolidated that if someone sloppy on one farm you can -- people in every state that makes us vulnerable we know how to change it.
All we need to do is -- do something about it.
They're always bad things happening to tell people the food is less safe is just.
Irresponsible -- lot.
All that I'm Sam I think the important thing to remember -- the right now.
The corporations that produce our food our operating unchecked -- -- looking over the shoulder to see what they're doing.
And that means poison people they'll go out of business that the market checks them.
The market doesn't -- them because consolidation in the -- sector has reached an all time high for companies produce 86%.
Of milk in this country another four company name and they want.
I'm not gonna name the companies on there.
And that I produce milk.
I'm sorry I don't know -- I don't know why but -- you tell if that's so if that company started to get a bad reputation that people.
He would be all over the media that they were poisoning people.
-- -- You would think that that's the case but what happens is these companies have some -- -- widely protected they make certain that the regulators that are responsible for regulating them.
Used to sit on their corporate boards you have a revolving door between corporate leadership and leadership from federal regulators.
In the end because of the control they exert -- the consolidation in this sector.
They're able to manipulate prices and they're able to manipulate regulation the due to their advantage with the due to the disadvantage -- the American farmer.
And they -- to disadvantage the American either.
Quite -- -- I think that the manipulating this being done by the makers of the movie food -- they can manipulate the academy into giving them.
An award for their anti capitalist nonsense.
I don't know why you would think that.
I've got us to -- poorly -- question.
-- should -- talked to parents couldn't.
-- -- -- I think I think the real message -- real take -- is.
Something's wrong with their food system we see it every day.
In the way that our public health plays out in the way -- related disease clears out in the impact it has on farmers in this country.
And we know how to change it there's a better way to do it it's within reach -- we just need to go for that better way.
Are well there is one point from this movie that we -- do agree on and let's put up the food pyramids.
At politicians have rudely decided to give away billions of your dollars in subsidies to the meat and dairy industry so they subsidize here -- -- The least healthy foods on the left are the nutrition guidelines this is what the government says we ought to eat.
Grains mostly in green and yellow green veggies and fruits on the right that's what they subsidize.
-- huge portion is meat and dairy this is they're subsidizing.
What they tell us we shouldn't.
They're subsidizing the worst food in this country and they're doing nothing for the food that we know we should he.
The reason is because is incredible power.
Behind the food that makes us sick and the -- greatest environment and so there's a lot of pressure on federal policy makers.
To make sure that our federal policies uses your money mine and yours billions of dollars a year.
To support the food and farming that is worse for us.
-- so that the politicians are on the take.
In this case the politicians on the take but I think that citizens have a rule in changing that.
Well may be they oil thank you Josh is here -- slow food what's slow food -- does the opposite of fast food it's food it's good for the people who grow it.
Good for the people who -- and good for the environment it's good clean fair food.
Sounds good though I think fast food is good clean for.
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