Understanding the relationship between our health and our food is a challenge. The following selection of choice documentaries bring insight to our quest for a better health and a thriving environment. Our favorites 'Forks over Knives', 'Fed up', 'Regreening the Desert'.
Changing our Food System!
Population growth, hunger, over-eating, health, environment, food waste, water and soil resources are symptoms of a very sick food system
Waste is food
All of nature’s food is someone else food; let’s duplicate that model.
- Recycling is actually down-cycling; the result is a lower grade product. Let’s design products that up-cycle.
- Let’s build sustainable buildings that duplicate nature
These are mind opening concepts in 'waste is food'
Never-before-seen evidence points to genetically engineered foods as a major contributor to rising disease rates in the U.S. population, especially among children. Gastrointestinal disorders, allergies, inflammatory diseases, and infertility are just some of the problems identified in humans, pets, livestock, and lab animals that eat genetically modified soybeans and corn. Watch it on Hoopla.
The FDA as a part of The Department of Agriculture sets policies about Health while the latter for the production of food: a conflict of interest. 'Fed Up'.
The C word
A personal, important, and surprising documentary about the industries of death that give us cancer, and the unheralded science of prevention: 'The C word'
Forks over knives
The 2011 documentary 'Forks Over Knives' (free on Netflix) details the largest data ever gathered linking health and cultural diets. America is #1 for meat consumption and ranks 34th for health among the rich nations. Cutting down on meat and dairy is the simplest way on the individual level to contribute to better health and environment. It is unfortunately often overlooked or even dismissed among the Solutions for healthier living and sustainable food production. Also see 'Forks Over Knives: the extended interviews’.
What the Health
Kip Andersen investigate the connection between the meat, dairy, and pharmaceutical industries, as well as various health organizations. Find ‘What the Health’ on Netflix.
The UN reports the most important pollutant on the planet and at the same time the largest source of greenhouse gases is animal production, ie meat, milk and egg. Why do large global environmental organizations remain silent? Find ‘Cowspiracy’ on Netflix.
We hope these documentaries are helping separate propaganda and knowledge for a better understanding of the health and food challenge. And let’s not forget 'Forks over Knives', 'Fed up', 'Regreening the Desert' (bottom of the page).