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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…
Polyfaces - Food Without Chemicals: From Family Farm to Table
Set in the stunning Shenandoah Valley in northern Virginia, Polyface Farm is run by "the world's most innovative farmer" and uses no chemicals and feeds over 6,000 families and many restaurants and food outlets within a 3 hour 'foodshed.' A…
2 videos
Symphony of the Soil - An Artistic Examination of Our Relationship With Soil
Drawing from ancient knowledge and cutting-edge science, SYMPHONY OF THE SOIL is an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance: soil. By understanding the elaborate relationships and mutuality between soil, water, the atmosphere, plants and animals, we come to appreciate the…
Written on Water
Written On Water focuses on the Ogallala Aquifer and examines the conflicts, politics, economics and groundwater depletion in the High Plains region. Farmers and communities survive on the precious waters of the Aquifer, yet it is being depleted at alarming…
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…
Open Sesame - The Story of Seeds
Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds is an emotional film directed by the passionate, award-winning filmmaker Sean Kaminsky. It illuminates what is at stake and what can be done to protect the source of nearly all our food. Providing the…
Make Food, Not Waste
Episode 11 of Food Forward
PBS
Americans throw away 34 million tons of food each year. That's like tossing a quarter of the groceries we buy directly into the trash. But where some see garbage, others find green gold. FOOD FORWARD explores the secret life of…
Ingredients - The Local Food Movement Takes Root
As American food nears a state of crisis, Ingredients explores a thriving local food movement where community, food-safety, and flavor are commonplace. A feature-length documentary narrated by Bebe Neuwirth, the film takes us across the United States, from the urban…
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…
Urban Agriculture Across America
Episode 1 of Food Forward
PBS
Learn how the explosion of urban agriculture is revitalizing local economies and creating jobs.
Growing a Sustainable Future - The Miracle of Agriculture
The Miracle of Agriculture is a multicultural tour of food and fiber production around the world, from the remote Cape Verde Islands to the rugged Australian outback, from the barren Sahara desert to the rich rice paddies of Thailand, from…
School Lunch Revival
Episode 7 of Food Forward
PBS
All public school kids have access to free or reduced price lunch, but affordability doesn't necessarily mean it's good for them. Detroit's renegade lunch lady is not only serving kids healthy food, she has them growing it, too. Houston schools…
The U.S. of Agriculture
Episode 14 of Food Forward
PBS
From the Founding Farmers to the modern Farm Bill, what has 200 years of progress brought to the table? More food at lower prices for sure, but also food fights over the environment, hunger, nutrition and waste. In this opening…
Sourlands - The Fight for Sustainability
From award-winning journalist Jared Flesher comes Sourlands, a provocative tale of ecology, energy, and agriculture. In the Sourlands of New Jersey, a rampaging deer herd, invasive plants, and wholesale habitat destruction threaten the local ecosystem. Farmers in the surrounding valley…
The Greening of Cuba
Witness an entire nation transforming its agriculture using organic techniques. The Greening of Cuba profiles Cuban farmers and scientists working to reinvent a sustainable agriculture, based on ecological principles and local knowledge rather than imported machinery and agro-chemicals. When trade…
Food (Justice) for All
Episode 9 of Food Forward
PBS
All across the country, the ways and means of America's small farmers are evolving. Young Hispanic farm laborers in California's Salinas Valley are moving up the economic ladder, training to become tomorrow's organic farm owners. In Houston, Congolese refugees are…
Food Forward - Sustainable Solutions to America's Food Challenges
PBS
This series showcases innovators and pioneers - food rebels - transforming the way we grow and eat our food. We meet farmers, chefs, teachers, scientists, fishermen and ranchers in more than 50 cities across the country who are all providing…
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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…
Modern Milk
Episode 6 of Food Forward
PBS
American dairy is undergoing a renaissance. A cottage industry of dairy farmers, cheese makers and creameries is creating delicious alternatives to industrial milk. In this episode, meet West Coast raw milk revolutionaries, Vermont cheese entrepreneurs making serious cheddar, and ice…
Seeds of Change
Episode 4 of Food Forward
PBS
Seeds represent hope, a new beginning. Amid battles over GMO crops and monocultures that dominate American farmlands, FOOD FORWARD travels to meet seed savers pursuing grassroots alternatives. From the dry deserts of Arizona to corn and soybean growers in Iowa…