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Tag: food documentary

PlantPure Nation

Like my other favorite documentaries about veganism, “PlantPure Nation” brought something new to my understanding about why veganism is important and why veganism is not yet as widespread as I’d like.

New Food Documentary Looks at “Food Rebels”

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.

Top News from the Food Front: New Food Documentary, New Food System Foolishness

Vermont boldly goes where no state has gone before, and food industry moguls mobilize to resist transparency. The USDA gets something right, surprising local food enthusiasts everywhere; and Katie Couric’s new documentary cheeses off the food industry’s obesity profiteers. Meanwhile industrial ag causes problems for bees, food eaters, and the whole planet actually. What else is new in the world of food? Glad you asked!

11-Year-Old Makes School Lunch Documentary

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:

Documentary Short Looks at Monsanto’s Hold on Hawaii

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.

Giveaway Reminder: Free copy of PLANEAT DVD

Last week we announced we will be hosting a giveaway for free copies of the wonderful documentary, PLANEAT! PLANEAT talks about the global effects of food and how diseases of affluence can be greatly aided by a plant-based diet. (If you don’t remember, you can read the review here.) Just a little reminder that you can still enter the giveaway over the weekend. See below for how to enter.