I believe one of the main messages the video Fresh was trying to portray is how the fastest, cheapest or the easiest way out is not the answer. At the beginning of the film it was stated that "Americans fear one thing, inconvenience." I think that the video revolved around the fact that Americans take advantage of the resources we have. The big industries mistreat animals and "use antibiotics to keep it alive" as Micheal Pollen said. The factories are doing the bare minimum for the animals. Three or more chickens are stuffed in small crates where they are unable to move. This helps the companies mass produce the meat, even if it is not the healthiest or safest.
Another important theme that stood out to me was the way our land should be used. Joel Salatin said that people need to "respect the design of nature." He explained how the animals travel and eat from the grasses. The animals then produce the waste that helps the crops grow again. He believes in keeping the animals active and mimicking the old behavior of cows; walking and exercise. Joel's dad said that we need to "treat a herbivore like a herbivore." He also talked about how the chickens eat the larva from the grasses and that they are team players just like the rest of his farm animals. He believes that the industries have no boundaries on their meat production and that the chicken has a beak and claws for a reason.
I would love to buy all my food from small farms. I think the "Good Nature Family Farms" is really neat and I hope that people support it. The only doubt I have is the expense of these organic products. I am a sucker for fast food but I am glad that I was able to see this movie to inform me more about the organic and local movement. I will try my best to pick the better products because of this video.