First off, watching this for a second time has made different topics stick out and re-enforced other opinions I had formed from the first viewing. An example being that I believe monocultures are just horrid. I could best compare it to London during the industrial revolution where so many people where crammed together in a small area with horrible conditions around them, and diseases were spread easily from one person to the next.
Of course, from the first time watching Fresh the only thing to really stick out was the issue of food. How much of a "good thing" is pumped into these poor animals or plants that eventually leads to mass production of disease? But this time the topic of the environment peeked my interest. I know for a fact, near the Killdeer Plains, a hog "farm" is operating, and you know when you get close. The smell turns your stomach and the only thought is to get as far away from there as possible. That smell must be a sign of more though. And where exactly is all that waste being pumped to? And it goes beyond that really. How do chemicals that crop dusters spray effect the rest of the ecosystem? What other bugs are you killing that are a source of food for another creature? How does that effect us in the end? The thoughts on this topic are just too continuous.
Americans are great at turning a blind eye when something works for them. All this, the stuff shown in the film- the modern farming, the chemicals pumped into food, the way corporations go in and trap old school farmers- is what runs the country. Why would Americans acknowledge it? If it's not broken, why fix it? But no one is paying close enough attention to observe that the very system used is broken, and needs replace. It's the turning of the blind eye.