There are still efficient ways to produce healthy fresh organic food in a time where most food is being mass produced by corporations in less than hygienic ways. Country farmers and urban farmers explain.
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If you were one of the millions of people who saw the Oscar nominated Food Inc last year then stop reading now. You have already seen this film.
Fresh is an almost direct rehash of several portions of the film Food Inc but with less style and grainy video. Many of the interviewees are bland and just repeating the message they purveyed in last year's smash success.
When you watch a documentary about activism you want there to be a plausible outline for success, a way to turn the system - Fresh does not deliver anything but facts and they are as bland as the food they are against.
While the message is clear and the facts are staggering we have heard it all before and that is why Fesh rates just a 5 out of 10
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