Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Industrial food processing video clip - from Samsara

While I’m not necessarily a fan of consuming the output of mass industrialized food production -- with certain contextual exceptions -- I nevertheless am always fascinated by the logistics and engineering processes that go into the design of these large-scale systems.

This lovely excerpt from the film Samsara displays food factory production with hypnotic grace. While the content may be mildly disturbing, the soundtrack, slow panning, and time-lapse-ing 'cool' the visuals down, abstracting the mechanical violence and allowing you to observe the flow of material. The director also worked on Koyaanisqatsi, incidentally.

SAMSARA food sequence from Baraka & Samsara on Vimeo.

Mm. Who feels like a Big Mac?

Other Posts I’ve Written on Industrial Food
The Best Industrial Mushroom Processing Video You’ll Ever See
The ugly truth about orange juice
Why I love Waffle House - a personal reflection
Commercial honeybee colonies continue to die off a.k.a. that time I wrote to Buzz the Honeybee
Larabars - are they for real?!