A major theme that I noticed while watching Fresh was the theme of taking something that is a problem and creating a solution for it. The major problem is how our food is made and grown and feed. Many believe they way our food is made is causing more problems than doing good. So in this film I believe most of it consisted of how to fix this problem and how we can all begin to eat healthier. Something that really convinced me about this healthier food is how easy it is to grow your own food. I didn't realize how simple it is to make fresh food that you know has not been tampered with. It really opened my eyes also to the thought that even if you think you're being healthy and buying vegetables at the store those vegetables still could have been tampered with and are not as healthy as they could be.
A lot of doubts that I now have about my food is, is it really as healthy as I think. I also did not enjoying learning that the cows we eat are eating dead cows... I just feel like that is so wrong and also very discusting. Joel saltin proved my point when he said "we've been promoting feeding dead cows to cows." I also have doubts about the "fresh" vegetables in the stores now. In all reality they have been sprayed and tampered with maybe just as much as the meat has been. This video has really made me think about the food I eat now and where it came from. Even though organic food is pricier I believe that is well worth it because it really is all natural. I also love to buy the un-caged chicken eggs at the store because that is so sad what they do to all those chickens in such a small area.
I think the things I have learned in this movie were very eye opening and made me realize things that maybe I wouldn't have before. I think it is such a neat concept to think about our food having a name too. Karen, will's co-director said "my food didn't have a name, but it does now." Whats wrong with being too fresh? At keast we know where our food came from then. I definitely think about what I eat now.