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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…
Grow! A New Generation of Young Farmers
With the average age of farmers in the U.S. currently at 57, it's critical to encourage more young people to take up the plow. GROW! profiles a new crop of idealistic young farmers who have turned to the fields for a more fulfilling life, driven also by a strong desire…
Plant This Movie - The Urban Agriculture Revolution
Featuring leading urban farming advocates, the film explores the inspiring success story of Cuba, and travels globally to communities of urban farmers in Shanghai, Calcutta, Addis Ababa, London, and Lima. In the US, the film visits innovative projects in New York, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Berkeley, Philadelphia and Portland -…
Grazers: A Cooperative Story - Local Beef Farms Competing with Industrial Companies
This film follows a group of small farmers with big ideas who fight to start a cooperative to sell their grass-fed beef and are almost undone by a broken food system and their own naivete. In New York State a farm is lost every 3 days and the Coop's 2-year…
Inside the Factory - How Our Favorite Foods are Made
BBC
MasterChef's Gregg Wallace takes his love of food back to the source - the factories that feed us - to find out how some of our favourite foods get made. In each programme, over the course of 24 hours, Gregg watches incredible edibles created from scratch on the tightest of…
Agrofuels
Filmmakers Loren and Matt Feinstein provide an eye-opening account of the downside of alternative, food-based fuel sources. Delving deep into the world of agrofuels and monocrops, they explore how the increasingly common practice of diverting food crops to the industrial production of cellulose-based fuels is devastating indigenous communities, undermining small…
Ken Burns: The National Parks - America’s Best Idea
PBS
The National Parks: America's Best Idea is the story of an idea as uniquely American as the Declaration of Independence and just as radical: that the most special places in the nation should be preserved, not for royalty or the rich, but for everyone. As such, it follows in the…
Food on the Brain
Episode 12 of Food Forward
FOOD FORWARD explores the disconnect between the belly and the brain and America's national eating disorder. A journey to Cornell's Food and Brand Lab unveils the psychology of consumer habits and introduces viewers to simple tips and tricks for a healthier diet, and researchers in Boulder, Colorado, are mapping the…
The World's First Rooftop Farm: Mohamed Hage
Interview with Mohamed Hage, who is turning the flat rooftops of Montreal's industrial buildings into fertile farms that feed thousands--and he's making a profit in the process. Hage, a self-described "technology geek" turned urban farmer, explains the genesis and genius of Lufa Farms in this Green Interview. After 7 years,…
Japan
Part of the Series: Globetrotting Series
Konechiwa! Hello and welcome to Globetrotting. In this episode we head to Japan and discover the rich culture, food and lifestyle of one of the world's most exciting countries. In Tokyo, we check out some of the latest advances in technology in Tokyo, wonder at the beauty of Japanese Cherry…
Thailand
Part of the Series: Globetrotting Series
Formerly known as Siam, the Kingdom of Thailand is a newly industrialized country and tourism contributes significantly to its economy. Over 90% of Thai citizens practice Buddhism, its national religion, and it is a country that offers a wide range of festivals. In this episode we visit some of the…
Make Food, Not Waste
Episode 11 of Food Forward
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 food scraps, landfills and the people who love them. San…