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Speed - the obsession of the modern world - is determining what people should eat and how. Traditional foods are at risk of disappearing forever. An international eco-gastronomic movement known as Slow Food champions the protection of traditional culture, the environment and biodiversity while encouraging regional production, food education and…
Food for Thought - Examining Genetically Engineered Foods
Do you know that many of the foods on our supermarket shelves - including most of the corn and soy and canola products - are genetically engineered? Did you know that scientists are crossing species that would never breed in nature, such as tomatoes and fish, or toads and potatoes?…
Voices of Transition
Voices of Transition examines the danger posed to agricultural production by energy and resource scarcity. It depicts organic agricultural alternatives in France, the Transition Towns movement (showcasing a Transition Town and community garden in England), and urbanised food production in Cuba as forerunners of the transformation of food production away…
New Farms, Big Success: With 3 Rock Star Farmers
This inspiring documentary, presents three ecologically responsible farms in the USA and Canada. Their unique business plans eliminate the middle man, use sustainable methods and few fossil fuels and show a decent living can be made. These new farming practices avoid the destructive trap of industrial food production and its…
Food for Tomorrow - Critical Issues in Global Agriculture
Predictions are that by the year 2025 the world's population will double. That means agriculture will have to find ways to feed twice as many people as it does today. But can we feed the earth without destroying it? Food for Tomorrow explores the core issues: Sustainability, Soil Fertility, Water…
Seeds of Time - Saving Our Food Supply in the Face of Climate Change
The clock is ticking on one of the greatest potential disasters in the history of our species and one man leads a worldwide crusade to avert it. Crop diversity pioneer Cary Fowler travels the world, educating the public about the dire consequences of our inaction. The world's agriculture - and…
Fresh - Sustainable Food Production in America
Our current industrial method of food production is increasingly viewed as an unsustainable system, destructive to the environment and public health. But what is the alternative? Fresh profiles the farmers, thinkers, and business people across the nation who are at the forefront of re-inventing food production in America. With a…
Food Choices - How Our Diet Affects the Environment
This is a different kind of movie about food. Unlike several other documentaries of the genre that often focus on singular aspects and issues related to food, this feature length film takes a broader look and explores the impact that our food choices have not only on our own health,…
At the Fork - Grappling with the Morality of Farming Animals for Food
A timely and refreshingly unbiased look at how farm animals are raised for our consumption, "At the Fork" follows filmmaker and omnivore John Papola, together with his vegetarian wife Lisa, as they investigate our the way our agricultural system produces animal products for human consumption. With unprecedented access to large-scale…
World in the Balance "The People Paradox"
Part of the Series: NOVA
Fast forward to the year 2050.... Will it be a world of sharp, unpredictable climate swings, devastating mass extinctions of plants and animals, chronic shortages of water, and unparalleled human poverty and hunger? Or will it be a world where nature's biological treasures are protected, all children get to attend…
In Organic We Trust - Understanding Organic Food
"Most Americans now purchase organic food in some form, but don't know what "organic" really means. In Organic We Trust follows filmmaker Kip Pastor on a journey to answer the essential questions about organic: What exactly is certified organic? Is it really better for us, or just marketing hype? Is…
10 Billion: What's on your Plate? - Meeting the Demands Population Growth
In this century alone the world population will increase to 10 billion. Where do we get enough food for that many people? How do we stop mankind from destroying the very foundation of its food source? Valentin Thurn travels the world to study the essentials of food production, during which…