If you haven't seen this documentary yet, it's been airing on PBS under the P.O.V. series. The shocking information is enough for people of all political persuasions to demand some action. Official Food, Inc. Movie Site - Hungry For Change? Keep in mind that some of the scenes are horrific, if you do happen to catch it on PBS or elsewhere. I still have an hour of it to watch, but these are just some of my observations that I jotted down: Cattle are no longer being fed their natural diet of grass, but fed corn (which is the largest government subsidized industry, so why not, if they'll eat it). It is why beef from the supermarket does not have the texture or taste it once did even 10 years ago! The products that you would never dream contain any agent from corn are enormous. Corn is in almost everything prepared, prepackaged and found on food shelfs. Corn is high in fat with very little nutritional value, and plays a large part in the childhood obesity epidemic. One in three children born after 2000 will contract early onset diabetes; one in two in minority children. Beef processors which make formed products (hamburgers for McDonalds, etc.) are now injecting an ammonia-based fill into each patty because ammonia kills e-coli. That was instituted after six outbreaks of e-coli traced to fast-food restaurants within an 8-year period. In 1973, there were about 50,000 annual inspections of meat processing plants annually; today, with meat production up 300%, those inspectors number around 2,600 due to cutbacks. Less than 1% of meat imported from other countries is inspected at all at port of entry. SMITHFIELD (those yummy Easter hams?) CORPORATION is the largest slaughterhouse in the world, slaughtering 32,000 pigs per day (you don't want to know how). They abuse the animals before led to the kill floor, ignore sanitation requirements, and subject their workers to all kinds of disease because of the sanitation problem. Also, Smithfield will occasionally volunteer an offering of 15 illegal immigrants to ICE for deportation, which keeps the company under the radar for spot inspections by USDA. This is the most disgusting information I've ever seen regarding what appears to be a free pass to endanger Americans, with the government just looking the other way.