Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Flint Lockwood In Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Flint Lockwood`s Knowledges and Contributions
Cloudy with a chance Meatballs is about a small island that food fall from the sky like rain as a scientist name Flint tries to solve world hunger. Flint Lockwood, a young inventor who dreams of creating something awesome. His first invention was "Spray-on Shoes", which eventually led to his feet being imprisoned for life, and contributed to people already making fun of him when he was younger. As he grew, all of his experiments, such as "The Flying Car", "Hair Un-Balder", a television with legs, and "ratbirds" seemed to have a downside to them as well.
Flint finally comes up with an invention that can
actually help the towns people in a positive way. In an effort to save his fellow islanders from having to eat their own sardines, Flint invents a machine that can turn water into any kind of food you want. But everyone goes a little too far, a little too fast, and eventually things go terribly wrong when excess amounts of food overload cities and towns.
Mr. Lockwood has a wide knowledge on mechanical engineering, food chemistry and biochemistry, functional foods, food microbiology, food enzyme, food ingredients and other related fields. The knowledge that he has make him able to invent a machine change the molecular structure of water into food as he want to make food from water using machine "The Flint Lockwood Diatonic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator" (FLDSMDFR). He also needs to have to know the amount of protein, carbohydrate and fat that contents in the food that produce. He also need to have a firm understanding in molecular interactions, food composition, and interaction within foods.
Later on he also has to know the effect of food that he produces on human health when they eat the foods to avoid the risk of hazards from foods.
For me the idea of food rain is such a great idea. If it comes real, I believe we can avoid world hunger that causes a child death for every 15 minutes. Flint invention has make a difference to the health and wellbeing of future generations. On the other hand it may look as an opportunity from the side of lazy people who do not wants to prepare food and cook as they just need to place the order for food and here`s come the rain food. But if we look for the side of world hunger places like Dhaka, Zimbabwe and other third world country, we`ll see this a medicine to cure the problems that face. This machine will absolutely improve people`s life there. But it may encounter problem like there`s no rain in that area, thus we may make a fake rain as alternative there.
Flint invention also make the balance food consumption be easier as he can control the type of food that will be rained from the sky through his incredible machine FLDSMDFR. Then it depends on the people themselves to make sure they do not consume excess amount than their body needs. We are not suppose to eat more than our body need, because food is the fuel for our body to work and stay alive as word goes we eat to live, not live to eat.
His idea may spark a new fresh idea in world food industry like minimizing the food delivery cost. This is absolutely good for the development of food biochemistry. This not only for food industry field but it may be spread to other industry that encounters the need of delivery. May be one time we do not need cargo to deliver food or clothes. We also do not need to use preservation to preserve foods during transportation as the foods are easily transferred to other places. Consequences, this is a very fuel safe method as we only need to use electricity once when we wants to power up the process. While comparing to transportation using cargo and trucks we need fuel for it to travel. Thus this fuel save machine will save the environment and air.
He also contribute to his community not only by supplying the safe, nutritious and wholesome foods but also saving his people by fighting with the giant meatballs monster during apocalyptic food storm strike that is about to destroy the world. His almost lost his life during the fight. Luckily he is safe and won the fight. He show his protective, brave and responsible attitudes and concern on the town resident`s safety through the fight with the giant meatball. This is kind of self-realization is very important to have in our hearts so that we love each other in this world.
Flint is a very strong spirit young inventor who dreams of creating something that will improve everyone's life. He never gives up eventhough his invention sometimes fails. His attitude should be taken as an example by the young viewer. They should never gives up in life and stand again whenever they fall or fail. Mr. Lockwood has always believes that he is one of the best as what his mother always encourage him to. He is also such a very hardworking and smart gifted person. We should take his character as a throwing stone for us to improve ourselves and our community.
Back to the story, I think for the hygiene purpose he may need to put the process on a very specific area like a very huge steel tray so that the foods do not spill all over the places and causes mess. It will also make sure the foods are fresh and safe to be intake.