Tuesday, 25 March 2014

This 6 Minute Video Sequence About Food Will Shock and Amaze You

The clip below is from the superb 2011 documentary Samsara which was filmed over nearly five years in 25 countries. What is shown in this six-minute sequence is both beautifully shot, and nightmarish in nature. It presents the stark reality of the global food industry, from the horrifying way modern food is produced, to the devastating affect this is having on workers and consumers. 

SAMSARA food sequence from Baraka & Samsara on Vimeo.

I think most of us know that eating fast food and consuming sugary snacks on a regular basis is bad for us, but I for one didn´t realise the full extent to which the food within our supermarkets is unhealthy until I watched the brilliant and shocking Food Inc. It highlights the terrible affect that the food industry in the US is having on Americans. What America does the rest of the world follows. 

A major factor in my desire to eat more healthily in the last couple of months has been from reading articles and watching documentaries and videos about the food we eat. Once you have viewed videos like the one above I think it is almost impossible to go back to eating junk food, while denying all knowledge. 


Added to this I´ve been living with my girlfriend and her family in Lanzarote for the last seven months, where generally I think it is easier to eat more healthily than back home in the UK. Back in the UK you can buy ten doughnuts for a pound, fast food on every corner, and a huge variety of (crappy) frozen food. You are almost encouraged to over eat there. 

Did this sequence shock you? Will you try to change your eating habits? Let me know in the comment section below and please share if you found this post interesting.