When Alison and Jason Gannett moved into their North Fork Valley home in Colorado, their plan was to produce all of their food in their very own organic garden, but a year later that dream is in jeopardy as natural gas companies are looking to drill near their land.
You know that we’re all about urban farming around here. Whether you’re starting a small backyard garden or producing enough food in your urban space to sell or share, urban farming turns previously untapped resources into food-producing space. Yay!
A new food documentary, Growing Cities, looks at this grassroots movement. Check out their trailer.
Now, there is a new vegan documentary on the block. Vegucated makes more apparent the tie between eating vegan and making a conscious decision not to support industrial agriculture. But it also shows that eschewing meat and dairy isn’t just a walk in the park. It can be a really trying experience, even if you strongly feel it is the ethical choice for you.
Have you been meaning to watch Supersize Me but haven’t gotten around to it? Wait no more! Check out the world famous food documentary Supersize Me right her at Eat Drink Better courtesy of SnagFilms!
Our friends over at Uji Films are working on a new documentary about our food system, and it sheds light on an issue that’s really close to my heart: antibiotic abuse on factory farms.
When someone discusses a healthy or hearty meal it is rarely in reference to a school lunch. This may be because French fries, ice cream sandwiches, and pizza day dominate the thinking of many school children when it comes to their cafeterias. In other words, middle school students may find fresh fruits, vegetables, and salads as foreign as the languages they have just begun to study. Clearly, our country’s cafeterias have nutritional problems; however, many parents turn away from these problems and let their children consume the fried and fatty “food” that pervades dinning halls across our nation.
We all know families that gather together on a regular basis to sit at the dinner table and eat as a family. The general motivation behind this tradition seems to be to spend time as a group, to catch up with one another, and to reflect upon each other’s days. Yet, in addition to this sense of togetherness, researchers believe that health benefits ought to become an inspiration for family dinners.
The natural wine documentary “Wine From Here” and its finally here. The first screening is happening in San Francisco next Thursday (August 25).
“Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead” is a documentary about a 310 lb man trying to get his health back through an unusual diet, while traveling 3000 miles.
Jeremy Seifert is working on a food documentary to raise awareness about GMOs in our food system, and he needs our help to do it. Here’s more about the film, the Kickstarter campaign, and a short Q&A with the filmmaker.
Kareny Hatch, creator of the film “Plant This Movie,” talks about the importance of urban agriculture to our food future.
We do our best to cover all of the food news, good and bad, that comes across our plates, but some weeks there’s just too much for our team of five to get to! Here are some interesting and noteworthy food stories from the past week or so.
Planeat is part of a series of food documentaries that Whole Foods is helping to fund to spread awareness about the impacts of our food choices on our bodies and the planet. The film combines interviews with food scientists, doctors, and vegan chefs, which I think was a really interesting take! Rather than just talk about the problems with animal-based foods, throughout the film you got to see delicious examples of a plant-based diet.