The world’s food supply becomes more and more imbalanced. One billion people are starving, every second a child dies of hunger or its consequences. At the same time food production is at its peak, the demand for meat is growing not only in the industrial world. Up to 30% of the world’s harvest is ruined by diseases or pests and less than half ends up on our plate. This film reveals the causes and impacts and tries to find solutions how we can feed up to nine billion people in the next 35 years.
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Many consumers are concerned about the disconnect between food and health. Touched by their high school football player son’s battle with an antibiotic resistant super-bug filmmakers Jeff and Jennifer Spitz take a closer look at what is in their food and what anyone can do to make healthier choices in their own homes, schools and communities. This film shows how one family tries to shift away from fast, processed food-like substances and toward more fresh, local and organic choices.
Two extraordinary human destinies, caught up in the implacable political machinery of the burgeoning Soviet Union of the 1920s, prey to famine. Based on hitherto unreleased archives, this incredible scientific controversy takes on its full significance at a time when the whole world is wondering how on Earth it can feed the people of tomorrow.
Beautifully shot and interweaving interviews with scenes from soy fields in Paraguay, Raising Resistance explores Latin American farmers’ struggle against the expanding production of genetically modified soy in South America. Biotechnology, mechanisation, and herbicides have radically changed the lives of small farmers in Latin America. For farmers in Paraguay this means displacement from their land, loss of basic food supplies, and a veritable fight for survival.
In this film, first-time father and prize-winning journalist Benoît Bringer investigates whether we should still eat meat. As the population grows and the pressure to provide cheap food increases, there has been a drive towards relentless productivity and industrialized farming. Animal cruelty, major health issues and environmental damage are inevitable consequences. We can all see the problem. But are there alternatives?
A citizen experience developing new models of partnership between consumers and farmers has the power to change society. Through food, which concerns everyone, the CSA experience has put the human factor back at the center of discussions. Can we become agents of change?
The march towards the dominance of GM products in agriculture started 15 years ago but where will it end? Today in Argentina all agriculture is transgenic but after 15 years the weeds have adapted and the Glyphosate no longer works. In response farmers have started using hazardous chemicals in an indiscriminate and unregulated manner. In some areas the rate of serious genetic deformities in children has exploded. We meet the families and doctors convinced that living so close farms is the cause.
Ben Milbourne begins his Tasmanian adventure aboard the Spirit of Tasmania. On the high seas, Ben works with chef Paul and taste tests his way around the ship. Disembarking at Devonport, Ben explores the area before venturing to Hawley House upon Hawley Beach looking out at a view to remember.
Ben continues his journey of Tasmania heading to Bluffs Beach, one of his favourite childhood beaches. Heading North to the tip of North-West Tasmania, Ben meets his friend Adam whilst cooking at Cape Grim before venturing inland to the iconic and captivating, Cradle Mountain.
Ben continues his journey around Tasmania, in Launceston, the islands second largest city. Surrounded by elegant architecture, Ben visits a vegan foodie hotspot before warming up in Perth with a flame grilled Dirty Toastie. Continuing southeast, Ben arrives at the glorious Piermont Retreat overlooking Great Oyster Bay.
Sugar! What’s not to like? But what if you were told sugar is the big contributor a worldwide explosion in obesity, diabetes, and something called ‘metabolic syndrome’? What if you discovered sugar is addictive? And what if you discovered that the sweet stuff is added to way more food products than you ever imagined?
Through the success of a partnership between 14,000 Senegalese tomato producers and a French industrialist, the film shows how an original development model based on dialogue, consensus, a respect for human values and the sharing of wealth can offer hope in the face of liberalism and globalisation.