The Top 5 Documentaries about Factory Farms

The Top 5 Documentaries about Factory Farms

Submitted by Maria Ramos

Everywhere you go, you can easily buy a cheap burger or an order of chicken nuggets. In this world full of delicious food and dollar menus, we are completely disconnected from the source of our food, with no concept of how it was produced or how much suffering went into our meal.

Factory farms are responsible for almost all of the meat we see in restaurants and on supermarket shelves, and the consequences of this type of animal agriculture are dire, not only for the animals who are abused through this system, but also for our health, the economy, and the environment. Many people are completely unaware of the seriousness of this issue. For those wanting to get a deeper understanding of the problems with factory farms, here are the top five documentaries that expose the harsh reality behind this practice.

Indigestible: The Film (2014)

This 90 minute film’s goal is to help the youth of today understand the connection between their food and the suffering of animals. Many people imagine farms as wonderful places where animals roam free and get plenty of fresh air and sunlight, but this could not be further from the truth. This documentary shows the cruelty that animals suffer as they are forced to live in extreme confinement. Many are mutilated for the convenience of the companies that breed them, and almost all of them are bred to be so large that their bodies cannot support their growth. This dark and painful existence is all done in the name of lower prices and bigger profits, and this film shows it all.

Farm to Fridge (2011)

Although this documentary short runs for only 12 minutes, the impact it leaves on viewers lingers for much longer. Farm to Fridge doesn’t just report on the facts of factory farms; it shows exactly what happens behind closed doors, when the companies think no one is watching. The footage is caught on hidden camera, giving a glimpse into the true lives of these abused pigs, chickens and cows.

Cock Fight (2015)

Cock Fight approaches the cruelties of the modern animal agriculture industry from a different angle. While it certainly touches on the abuse that these animals face, this film mostly focuses on the impact of these businesses on the farmers. In this Fusion network documentary. Craig Watts, a whistle-blower who shares his story, explains that American farmers have no control over the way that the animals they raise are treated. They are forced to perform inhumane executions on the animals and are paid very unfair wages, often leaving them on the edge of losing everything they own.

Food, Inc. (2008)

This ground-breaking film is easily one of the most well-known documentaries on this list. It’s often compared to Super Size Me as another film that served as a major wake up call to the American public. It focuses on the industrialization of the food industry and how it impacts human health and the economy. It empowers viewers to improve the situation by choosing to only buy from companies who ethically produce their food, ultimately forcing companies to either produce higher quality products, or go out of business.

Vegucated (2011)

In stark contrast from the shock and terrify approach some other anti-meat documentaries take, Vegucated follows the personal journeys of three meat lovers from New York who vow to follow a vegan diet for six weeks. The film tackles the issues many people face when making this big lifestyle change, showing how these former carnivores overcome their obstacles and reap the benefits of improved health and weight loss. It also touches on the environmental benefits of a vegan lifestyle, as factory farms lead to pollution from huge amounts of animal waste.

A change needs to happen in the animal agriculture industry. The damage these practices cause to our bodies, our planet and the very animals we consume will only continue if nothing is done about it. These documentaries are a great start in the efforts to educate the public about the dangers of factory farms; after all, everyone should know what their food really costs, not only to them, but to the animals and people that produced it.

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Nice Skin Never Goes Out Of Fashion | Raw Passion, Organic & Vegan Skin Food

It’s very true really, isn’t it?

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Detox Salts & Cotton Socks :-)
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How to become greener

How to become greener

Growing concerns over global warming and the damage we are causing to the earth’s atmosphere has led to government intervention in an attempt to preserve our planet. A considerable level of pollution created by man-made operations and the necessity to create materials for numerous usages has damaged the environment to the extent that glaciers and forests have already begun to disappear. It has therefore become imperative that every person, company and organisation play their part in coming together and doing their bit to be environmentally friendly.

Protecting the world from further pollution which could cause irreparable damage to the ozone layer has become high priority, with a number of measures enforced to protect the environment from numerous dangers. Businesses can play on the advantage of becoming green by a potential increase in clients and customers who will only show interest in companies who care about the environment, but there are a number of measures we can all take to live a sustainable, eco-friendly life.

Recycle more

The disposal of precious materials is arguably one of the highest concerns across the world, with the manufacturing processes required to create more emitting dangerous chemicals into the environment.Paper, wood and plastic are three invaluable materials that are often thrown away after use and become landfill; their recyclable qualities therefore create an unnecessary process of producing more when it could be easily avoided. Recycling has risen to prominence as an imperative action that should be carried out by every homeowner and company to protect the environment.

Collection services operate across the world to receive paper, cardboard, plastic and glass products which can be reused in another form. Bedstar also offer a mattress recycling service which not only allows homeowners to effectively dispose of old mattresses and utilise a fresh new one, but also do even more in the effort to be green and save the world. All recyclable materials now come with the logo printed upon its packaging or label to show users that they can be reused, and therefore prevent the vast quantity of recyclable waste that is sent to landfill.

Eat healthy

Establishing a healthy lifestyle has grown in importance due to a rise in percentage of the world’s population who are considered overweight or obese. While exercise can play a fundamental role within any health regime, the choice of food ultimately defines the lifestyle we live. Choosing a healthy diet enriched in nutrients and vitamins can not only help you to lose weight or stay in shape, but also lead to a greener life. Natural fruit and vegetables are grown on land across the world, and are nurtured throughout their growth to ensure they are in the best condition to be eaten alone or as part of a meal. Less healthy foods, such as burgers, may provide us with a source of red meat, but also require more energy to be produced than natural organic foods via mechanical processes to put the product on supermarket shelves. It further increases the level of dangerous elements emitted into the earth’s atmosphere that has a detrimental effect on the environment, both in the present and long-term future.

Be savvier with utilities

Homeowners and companies require daily usage of invaluable utilities in order to operate effectively on a daily basis. Sourcing the best water, gas and electricity supplier is common practice for both practice, but it has become increasingly imperative to make the best use of all three power sources. Cutting down on the use of electricity, in particular, not only prevents expensive bills landing through your letterbox, but also plays a fundamental role in being environmentally friendly. Turning off lights and appliances when they are not in use may sound a simple process, but it makes a major difference to your carbon footprint.

Raw Passion using Gisela Graham Display at Wayfield Park Farm Event October 11th 2014

Raw Passion using Gisela Graham Display at Wayfield Park Farm Event October 11th 2014

This is what Gisela Graham had to say on their Facebook page about Raw Passion’s display shelving.

12 Compartment Shelving by Gisela Graham
First event at Wayfield Rark Farm

Jewellery 4 Enterprise Company Launch, September 26th 2014

Jewellery 4 Enterprise Company Launch, September 26th 2014


….. I have had quite a few emails asking why I wasn’t on here as much as lately. So I need to apologise. I had my reasons. Good reasons. The best reasons ever. It is all to do with and the recent happenings. Just check the link below. I am sooooo excited. I hope to see you there on September 26th 2014 at THE FORGE WORTHING. Go and get your ticket and share my excitement and the next step of RAW PASSION :-)

What is Carrageenan?

What is Carrageenan?

You probably have not even thought about what Carrageenan is and does. In short, it is the chemical you consume that is hiding in your lovely organic foods. It’s simply an additive you for an example find in store-bought almond or coconut milk. You may have seen it on the ingredient list on the cartons.

Well, I make my own almond/coconut/hemp milk and it looks as if there is a lot of confusion about this kind of hard-to-pronounce little additive.

Carrageenans or carrageenins are a family of linear sulfated polysaccharides. They are extracted from red edible seaweeds and then widely used in the food industry, for their gelling, thickening as well as stabilizing properties.
Note that Carrageenan is not digestible. And it for sure has NO nutritional value. As it says above, it is often used because it thickens and emulsifies products. You even find it in organic and the so called “natural” products.
Derived from seaweed it should be non-menacing, but although derived from a natural source, carrageenan seems to be destructive to the digestive system in particular. It triggers an immune response which is very similar to that your body has when invaded by pathogens for an example like Salmonella. And as we all know with the end result being that Carrageenan predictably causes inflammation. And the inflammation can lead to ulcerations and bleeding. Carrageenan irritates by activating an immune response that dials up inflammation. Researchers also state a concerning connection between carrageenan and gastrointestinal cancer in lab animals (poor things). The effects on ulcerative colitis and other diseases like diabetes are also being investigated.

Exposure to carrageenan no doubt causes inflammation. And it is no news to me that when ingesting enough foods containing it, it causes inflammation in our bodies. Note, ALL forms of carrageenan are capable of causing inflammation. So that’s kind of the bad news about one product (and there are many more). Remember that chronic inflammation is a root cause of many serious dis-eases including heart disease, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, cancer and other diseaes (so you need raw, organic coconut oil).

Go on, and start reading labels. I promise you, you’ll be amazed at the number of products that contain carrageenan! Sadly most infant formulas do (and just imagine the impact on such a little NEW body, how can it cope with such a lot of crap?) Most store-bought milk alternatives. There are also many creams, creamers and dairy products that contain carrageenan.

My own solution years ago was to start making my own milks. They are easy to make. Go get yourself some seeds, a nutbag and get on with it. MUCH more economical. You be surprised at the money you save for an example, but you will be even more surprised how easy it is to make and the possibilities of milks you can make, including lovely smoothies. MUCH healthier!

Are you a creature of habit?

Are you a creature of habit?

With change comes chaos. But I’m curious. I ask you, are you willing to make changes in your life? Are you willing to let go of old habits and become a creature of new habits?

You know that your mind is powerful and that it can bring about positive change. I know, some of you don’t believe me, but I promise you, your mind can. I witness it every day in my own life, so I know what I am talking about.

Don’t dismiss yourself as unchangeable. Focus your change by being conscious of building bridges to new habits. Let your hair down. Try new things. Step outside your comfort zone. Cross the border line. The more you do it, the more confident and creative you become and that not only at work, but also in your personal life.

Don’t try to kill old habits. It won’t work. Old habits cannot be killed. They are in-grained in you. In your memory bank. Stuck in you. Burned into your DNA. They are with you for life. Don’t fret! New habits bypass ‘old’ roads and build parallel pathways.

We were all born with capability, power, competence, aptitude, ability and the capacity to handle challenges in four ways:

** Innovatively
** Analytically
** Procedurally
** Relationally

Unfortunately the brain shuts down 50% of that capacity at puberty. It hangs onto the modes of thought that it thinks have more value in our first 10 years of our lives.

It’s unavoidable. We need to have new habits. No reason why we can’t. Just one small change each day could really benefit each of us.

You know, anything can happen – if you believe it can.

Being Present Awakening Meditation | Wild Divine

Being Present Awakening Meditation | Wild Divine

Do you meditate? Are you present?

Being present is maybe one of the most critical (if not THE most critical) aspects of meditation and of course living a balanced life. It’s a goal which rewards you throughout the journey of your existence.


ALEX JONES reveals their secret plan for humanity’s extermination: Operation ENDGAME | FULL Length

ALEX JONES reveals their secret plan for humanity’s extermination: Operation ENDGAME | FULL Length

Not much more one can add. Scary, frightening to say the least. But we need to be aware. And there is little point in asking WHY ‘they’ are doing this. It’s been going on for ages. Secretly planned. Wake up and listen!!!

For the New World Order, a world government is just the beginning. Once in place they can engage their plan to exterminate 80% of the world’s population, while enabling the “elites” to live forever with the aid of advanced technology. For the first time, crusading film-maker ALEX JONES reveals their secret plan for humanity’s extermination: Operation ENDGAME.

Jones chronicles the history of the global elite’s bloody rise to power and reveals how they have funded dictators and financed the bloodiest wars—creating order out of chaos to pave the way for the first true world empire.

* Watch as Jones and his team track the elusive Bilderberg Group to Ottawa and Istanbul to document their secret summits, allowing you to witness global kingpins setting the world’s agenda and instigating World War III.
* Learn about the formation of the North America transportation control grid, which will end U.S. sovereignty forever. * Discover how the practitioners of the pseudo-science eugenics have taken control of governments worldwide as a means to carry out depopulation.
* View the progress of the coming collapse of the United States and the formation of the North American Union.

At the time of this posting the full length version has been viewed 3,515,260 times and the numbers are rising.

The Yes Men Fix The World, FULL MOVIE (2009)

The Yes Men Fix The World, FULL MOVIE (2009)

HE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD is a screw-ball true story. The story is about two gonzo political activists who are posing as top executives of giant corporations. They lie their way into big business conferences and pull off the world’s most outrageous pranks.

This is a special edition where you can view never before seen footage of the Yes Men ‘imitating’ the U.S. Chamber of Commerce which has been released under a free-to-share license.

Just under 1:36 minutes. Let me know what you think.

Written, Directed and Produced by ………. Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno
Co-Director …………………………………. Kurt Engfehr
Special Appearance ………………………… Reggie Watts
Editor ………………………………….­……. April Merl
Additional Editing …………………………. Johnny Burke
Animation ………………………………….­.. Patrick Lichty
Original Music ……………………………… Neel Murgai and Noisola

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