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Tag: food documentary

Fracking Puts Colorado’s Organic Farmers Under Siege

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.

Growing Cities: Food Documentary on Urban Farming

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.

Vegucated Brings Health (and Puns) to New Yorkers

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.

Two Angry Moms (Film)

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.

The Health Benefits of Eating as a Family (Film)

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.

Food News Roundup

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.

New Food Documentary: Planeat (+ vegan recipes!)

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.