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Life Changing Movies:
The other day, I was discussing farmer’s markets with a fellow mom. When she didn’t know about Food, Inc., …I was, well…a little surprised. In her defense, she had heard about the title but just didn’t understand what it was really about. It made me realized that we don’t all read the same blogs, newspapers, newsletters, etc. And sometimes, information we think “everyone knows” is in fact, not known by everyone.
So….I am listing below some of my favorite movies. Now, I am not talking about movies featuring vampires, tigers or the French Revolution. I’m talking about movies that make you think about how we consume food and will perhaps change your life. Which you know…is probably more important anyway.
There are so many really good movies out there right now on the subjects of sustainability, food system, farming, etc., that I don’t even know where to start. But below is a short list of just a few of my favorites. I have a few more I will post later in the week.
Perhaps one or two will become your favorites too.
Know of others? Please mention them in the comments!
- American food is in a state of crisis but a movement to put good food back on the table is emerging. This movie is about local food.
- Examines the claim that most degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled and reversed by a diet rejecting animal based and processed foods.
There is a movement of educated young people who are leaving the cities to take up an agrarian life. This movie takes a look at this new generation of sustainable farmers.
- This movie lifts the veil on the food industry and was one of the first to expose what is wrong with the system we have in place today.
- One of the first films to tackle the subject of where our food comes from. Two college grads follow the pathway of corn from seed to the dinner table and their discovers were pretty shocking. Many other films built off of these discoveries.