You don’t find an organic food store in every neighborhood, that is a fact! You are lucky if you get some organic products at the local supermarket or market. The number of consumers for organic food would be higher if there was as an organic food store where to shop regularly. The alternative to the organic food store is the Internet order with home delivery, or shopping at the local market. If there are organic farms in your area, chances are that the producers will sell their crops in market stands.
The items you buy at the market or in an organic food store are always fresh, and you can choose those you like. Although home deliveries are quite convenient too, many people fear that the products lose some of their quality during transportation. Yet, in the absence of a direct facility where to shop, lots of people stick to Internet orders to make their supplies of organic foods. The ‘Internet order phenomenon’ has gone to such an extent that people even create buying clubs to minimize the costs of transportation.
There is more than one organic food store in some urban areas. The price, the product diversity and the distance from home will influence the choice of the location where you shop regularly. People have grown more and more aware of the need to make savings, and they consider discounts, coupons or special offers that actually persuade them to buy. Organic food store managers now manipulate marketing strategies to persuade people to buy.
The shopper is also influenced by the richness of the offer. When the organic food store offers a large diversity of products, the buyer won’t mind traveling a larger distance from home, just to get all the supplies in one shot. The need to save time on shopping is also the reason why many consumers now order food from the Internet. The offer of an organic food store on the world wide web may be similar to a local one, but the consumer gets everything at home without having to waste a lot of time shopping.
In a nutshell: if you’ve made up your mind to follow a healthier diet, you need to buy supplies from an organic food store. You can identify the closest provider to your home by using some online tools for locating the most advantageous retailer. The same search criterion applies to your search for organic food dealers.
Oscar-nominated director, Robert Kenner joins us to talk about the film and food industries and his film’s runaway success.
Showcasing clips from the movie, we go into the inspiration behind the production, as well as the process of shooting and how the film’s success has spring-boarded Robert into a new realm of being an activist.
Robert Kenner’s Food, Inc., is one of the top grossing theatrical documentaries of all time, selling nearly 500,000 DVDs. Food Inc. received widespread critical acclaim, including an Academy Award nomination, and has influenced current food policy decisions. An esteemed collaborator with PBS American Experience, he received a Peabody and an Emmy for Two Days in October, in addition to directing The Road To Memphis for the Martin Scorsese series, The Blues.
Mr. Kenner continues to work in film and social media action to transform the food system.
00:01 BYOD Introduction.
00:23 Food, Inc., Clip: “The Dollar Menu.”
02:46 Subsidizing food that makes us sick, and how cheap food is expensive.
04:49 Food, Inc., Clip: Medication bills and Diabetes.
06:35 Robert’s choices for shooting the family.
08:25 The effects of the film on the family and their community.
09:53 Finding the story as a filmmaker.
11:31 Concerns over taking on the food industry and being sued.
14:31 The national school lunch program–accepting all grades of “food.”
15:01 Describing “pink slime,” and the new chemical based food system.
18:15 Food, Inc., Clip: Barbara Kowalcyk.
23:13 Robert gives more information on the case of the Kowalcyks and food-born illness.
25:31 Keeping the film entertaining while exposing the lie.
27:19 Deciding which areas of the food industry to feature.
27:55 Food, Inc., Clip: Chicken farming.
31:16 Paying the cost for talking to Food, Inc, and a whole other species of chicken.
33:27 Upgrading farms into factory standards.
34:35 FixFood and going from filmmaker to activist.
38:19 Ten films inside one issue and being free from knowledge.
40:45 Fewer farmers than ever and the subsidized market.
43:11 Food, Inc., Clip: Farmer Joel and the debate for centralized oversight.
47:06 The new film industry about the food industry.
47:44 How did the film find an audience, DVD sales and support from Oprah.
50:26 The Daily Dig Down.
55:22 Parting words from Robert.