Animal agriculture is the most destructive industry on the planet, and a new documentary dives into the truth about our taste for animals and animal products.
Beginning in September, a 13 part PBS food documentary will take us on a journey across America, focusing on the “food rebels” who are helping to transform our food system by turning toward sustainable (and traditional, in many cases) methods.
Growing Cities producer Dan Susman talks about his journey from backyard farmer to urban food advocate. Spoiler: he started out by planting pumpkins! It’s a great story. Get to know him!
GMO OMG is a food documentary that makes learning about the truths of our food system engaging and entertaining.
We’re big fans of school lunch reform around here, so I couldn’t resist sharing this trailer that I ran across! Fourth grader Zachary Maxwell used hidden cameras to document the underbelly of his school’s lunch program and used the footage to create a documentary about it. Here’s the trailer:
Have you ever thought it was a little bit strange that we have both a hunger and an obesity epidemic here in the U.S.?
That’s no typo in the headline! Director Zofia Hausman is working on a food film about four “Agtivists:” food activists who are fighting the GMO movement.
A hashtag on twitter for quite a while, #StopMonsanto is now a movie-in-the-making. Not a documentary, but a feature film … Fed up with Monsanto and how they’re treating farmers and consumers, Mariel Hemingway, Blythe Metz and others decided to make this scripted movie about it in an effort to expose—and stop—the transnational company.
Mariel Hemingway is teaming up with producers Blythe Metz and Priscilla Woolworth to produce a film about activists fighting Monsanto. The film follows a group of activists as they work to raise awareness about the biotech giant, first through rallys and then through stunts.
Monsanto and other biotech firms have used Hawai’i as a seed laboratory for decades. In fact, a majority of the GMO seed corn sold to farmers in the midwest comes from Hawai’i. As oil prices continue to rise and the cost of importing fresh food from 2500 miles away goes with it, Hawai’i is reconsidering the wisdom of plantation crops that don’t feed its people.
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.
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