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Please record your feelings about the following statements and questions.

1. Animals have the right to a certain quality of life.


strongly disagree

disagree

neutral

agree

strongly agree

2. People have the right to know what is in their food.


strongly disagree

disagree

neutral

agree

strongly agree

3. The government should be responsible for keeping our food safe.


strongly disagree

disagree

neutral

agree

strongly agree

4. Access to healthy food should be a right for everyone.


strongly disagree

disagree

neutral

agree

strongly agree

5. How often do you read the ingredients list of the food you purchase?
never

seldom

occasionally

sometimes

always

6. When deciding what to eat, how much should we consider the workers
who pick, process, and transport it?
not at all

very little

neutral

somewhat

a lot

7. Does it matter to you which food companies produce your food?


not at all

very little

neutral

disagree

neutral

somewhat

agree

a lot

strongly agree

9. A company should have the power to decide what information to give consumers
about the food it produces.
strongly disagree

disagree

neutral

agree

It was fast or easy.


It was what I usually eat.
It was nutritious.
It tasted good.
It was a good price.
It was in season.

8. Companies should be able to own the DNA contained in plant seeds.


strongly disagree

Lunch Survey
Think about what you had for
lunch today or yesterday. Put
a next to each of the
following factors you
considered when you decided
what to eat for lunch.

strongly agree

My friends liked it.


Other factor:
_________
______________________
______________________
______________________
I didnt have any choice in
what I ate.

10. Richard Lobb of the National Chicken Council says in the film, In a way, were not producing chickens, were

producing food. What does this statement mean? Do you agree or disagree with it? How might this
perspective affect the way that chickens are raised?

11. Who do you think was responsible for Kevin Kowalcyks death?

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12. With cheap food, it seems our society pays at both endsat the production end with subsidy tax dollars,

and at the consumption end with poorer health and lower productivity. Who benefits from cheap, fast food?
Is it really cheap for everyone?

13. How might our government policies be restructured to allow more access to healthier foods?

14. Do you think healthy eating should be a right, a responsibility, or a privilege? Explain your answer.

15. How is illegal immigration connected to the food we eat?

16. In the film, we see that Stonyfield Yogurt is now owned by Groupe Danone, Toms of Maine by Colgate, Kashi

by Kellogg, and Burts Bees by Clorox, which are all large corporations. What kinds of consumers do you think
these products are geared for? How do you think those consumers might react to learning that the products
are actually made by big corporations?

17. As the film suggests, small companies and producers are often bought out or taken over by very big

companies. What might be the implications of thatboth positive and negative?

18. Why might we care if a company like Monsanto owns the DNA in seeds?

19. People who have been in the industry are knowledgeable about that industry. What are the pros and cons of

them becoming regulators working for the government?

20. What is the relationship between government subsidies for corn and the rise of modern agribusiness?

Fold the page at the dotted line and then glue this part of the page
into your notebook.