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…Food Inc. wants to change the way you look at your food?

Food Inc.

The goal of Food Inc. is to lift the veil on our nation’s food industry and expose the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA.

Our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, insecticide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won’t go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli—the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.

Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield’s Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms’ Joel Salatin, Food, Inc. reveals surprising—and often shocking truths—about what we eat, how it’s produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.

Though I do recommend seeing this film, I don’t recommend stopping by the popcorn counter first!

[Food Inc.]

…It’s Movie Monday: Paco?


Paco is a cute little animated short about a butcher, a man, and a chicken.

The creators are full time students who either have full time jobs, part time jobs, or internships, so Paco apparently took two and a half years to make, and was definitely a labor of love.



…Scientists study strange things?

Sexy Chicken

Though science is responsible for many of the greatest discoveries ever made, it’s not always so serious.

Oddee put together a list of the 10 Most Bizarre Scientific Papers, and despite the topic of study, each was a serious paper, conducted by serious scientists with serious tests and serious results.

Want to know what the effect of country music is on suicide?

Done. (It does.)

Want a comprehensive list of foreign bodies that have been found inside of people’s rectums?

Done. (Among the items: A frozen pig’s tail.)

Want to know if chickens prefer beautiful humans?

Done. (They Do.)


[Oddee – 10 Most Bizarre Scientific Papers]

[Via: Very Short List]

…You can wear the City Farm?

Soop - City Farm

If you liked Handscape, then be sure to check out Soop’s City Farm, a similar set of laser cut rings that feature the shapes of goats, chickens, pigs, cows, trees, sheep (both black and white) and foxes.

While they’re not yet available on Soop’s online shop (they’ll be there in two weeks), DYH was able to get in touch with Wai-Lian from Soop and get the inside scoop on a November 30th release date on their Etsy shop.

I think this scene ring thing is catching on!


[Etsy – Soop]

[Via: MoCo Loco]

…Dogs like bubbles?

Fetch A Bubble

Tennis balls are going out of style thanks to new scented bubble technology. Porducts like Fetch A Bubble, an automatic bubble machine that churns out chicken scented bubbles at a frantic pace, and the Bubble Buddy, a bubble gun which features flavors like peanut butter, barbecue chicken, and sizzling bacon, your pup will be entertained for hours (until he figures out that the bubbles aren’t actually floating pieces of chicken and comes back to you with those sad, puppy dog eyes). With either machines churning out thousands of bubbles per minute, it’s a set it and forget it way of keeping Fido in shape and out of your way.

[Fetch A Bubble]

[Via: The Red Ferret Journal]