Food, Inc. (2008)
Joel Salatin: Self - Polyface Farms Owner
Joel Salatin : I'm always struck by how successful we have been at hitting the bull's-eye of the wrong target. I mean we have learned- for example, in cattle we have learned how to plant, fertilize and harvest corn using global positioning satellite technology, and nobody sits back and asks, "But should we be feeding cows corn?" We've become a culture of technicians. We're all into the how of it and nobody's stepping back and saying "But why?"
Joel Salatin : Even if you don't eat at a fast food restaurant, you're now eating food that's produced by this system.
Joel Salatin : A culture that just uses a pig as a pile of protoplasmic inanimate structure, to be manipulated by whatever creative design the human can foist on that critter, will probably view individuals within its community, and other cultures in the community of nations, with the same type of disdain and disrespect and controlling type mentalities.
Joel Salatin : I think it's one of the most important battles for consumers to fight: the right to know what's in their food, and how it was grown.
Joel Salatin : We have allowed ourselves to become so disconnected and ignorant about something that is as intimate as the food that we eat.