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Alexandra Williams Klaf Geography 240 February 21 st , 2007 Our Daily Bread -A Critique and an Analysis The documentary Our Daily Bread depicts the real-life working conditions agricultural workers face in modern farming. The film shows how produce is picked, grains are harvested, and how animals are slaughtered. These events are illustrated in an austere light—nothing is handled delicately in this movie, from artificial cow insemination to chicken slaughtering to lettuce picking. It shows how highly standardized the farming process has become—gone are the little family farms of yesterday, hello corporate farming! Only vegetables of a certain size are picked, animals are bred to taste a certain way. In every aspect of the industry, standards determine how the farms operate and what comes out of them. However, Our Daily Bread differs from most modern food production documentaries such as Super Size Me and Fast Food Nation in that there is no voice-over, no interviews, in fact, there is no talking at all throughout the whole movie! And I’m not counting the tiny snippets of German/Arabic in random parts of
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course GEO 240 taught by Professor Klaf during the Spring '08 term at Ohio State.

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