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Documentaries on Nutrition Policy and Politics-(reposted from Dietitians in Functional Medicine- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)
If you are serious about learning what is in our foods, how they are affecting our lives, how they have become so distorted, and what you can do about it, these films are a Must See, especially in this political season. Healthcare costs are skyrocketing because all of us are not openly discussing the big elephant in the room; the wrong politics governing our food and agricultural system.
Now That You Know, Where Do You Go?
Is Sugar Toxic – 60 Minutes Investigates
Forks Over Knives (2010)
This feature film examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.
This movie emphasizes the dangers of hydrogenated oils and other harmful chemicals in our food supply.
FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.
Food, Inc (2009)
In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Interviews featured with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield’s Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms’ Joel Salatin.
Food Matters (2008)
Seeks to uncover the business of disease and at the same time explore the safe, cheap and effective use of nutrition and supplementation for preventing and often reversing the underlying causative aspects of the illness.
Food Fight – (2008)
Is a fascinating look at how American agricultural policy and food culture developed in the 20th century and how the California food movement has created a counter-revolution against big agribusiness.
Two Angry Moms (2008)
Q & A panel with the director Part expose, part “how-to”, Director Amy Kalafa chronicles the efforts of Susan Rubin and other leaders in the fledgling better school food movement as they take on the system nationwide. From Chefs Alice Waters and Ann Cooper reinventing school food in Berkley, California to Chef Tony Geraci’s student designed meals in New Hampshire, Amy discovers programs that connect the cafeteria with the classroom and connect our kids with the earth.
The Organic Opportunity (2008)
Explores Woodbury County’s pioneering program of (1) economic development tax rebates for farmers who transition to organic, (2) county purchasing that prioritizes local, organic food, and (3) financing for new, small farmers committed to organic agriculture.
Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world’s dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel.
Future of Foods (2004)
Provides an excellent overview of the key questions raised by consumers as they become aware of GM foods.