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Tag: food film

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.

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:

Can a Film #StopMonsanto?

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.

New Film Raises Awareness about Monsanto #stopmonsanto

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.

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.

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.