Documentaries about Food
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Wasted/ Wanted
Every year, supermarkets in the UK throw away an estimated 40million tonnes of perfectly edible food, often for perplexing reasons. FareShare is a charity that diverts some of...
The Worm Is Turning (2015)
THE WORM IS TURNING tells the story of how corporate agribusiness is taking over the world's food production in the name of 'efficiency' and 'feeding a starving world' - while...
PBS FRONTLINE:  Modern Meat (2002)
In Modern Meat, FRONTLINE takes a close look inside the world of the modern American meat industry and shows how this once simple product has turned into a much more dangerous...
PBS FRONTLINE:  The Trouble With Chicken (2015)
FRONTLINE investigates the spread of dangerous pathogens in meat - particularly poultry - and why the food-safety system isn't stopping the threat. Focusing on an outbreak of...
Seeds of Justice - In The Hands of Farmers (2015)
Seeds of Justice follows Ethiopian plant geneticist Dr Melaku Worede’s inspirational work to re-valorise farmers’ knowledge and protect their position as guardians of seed...
The Man Who Stopped the Desert (2010)
As early as the 1970's the word ' Sahel ', a word that describes that bleak land between the Sahara desert and the wet forest of tropical Africa , had become synonymous with...
ʻĀINA: That Which Feeds Us (2015)
ʻĀINA (pronounced "eye-nah") means "That Which Feeds Us" in the Hawaiian language. The film highlights a way to address some of the most pressing environmental and health...
Diversidad: A Road Trip to Deconstruct Dinner (2011)
CAN YOUR EATING HABITS REALLY CHANGE THE WORLD? Diversidad, A Road Trip to Deconstruct Dinner is a documentary about a group of young Canadians who got on their bikes to raise...
The Living Farms Series (2015)
The debates on GMO and organic farming, the future of farmers and agriculture, and the politics of food are not new. But even so, we find ourselves today at a crucial point...
Bullshit! (2005)
Her opponents call her “The Green Killer”. They gave her “The Bullshit Award” for sustaining poverty. TIME says she is a hero of our times, an icon for youngsters all over the...
GMO OMG (2014)
GMO OMG director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? And perhaps...
The Secrets of Sugar (2013)
We've heard for years about the dangers of eating too much fat or salt. But there have never been recommended limits for sugar on Canadian food labels, despite emerging...
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014)
The World's largest environmental organizations are failing to address the single most destructive force facing the planet today. Follow the shocking, yet humorous journey of...
Origins (2014)
This is a movie about how we have left the natural connection to the planet. The movie investigates how this has happened, the incredible amounts of pollutants that we are...
Our Seeds (2008)
"Our Seeds" addresses the problems of globalised food based on hybrids that require pesticides and synthetic fertilisers. The film shows how individuals and small groups have...
Permaculture Paradise at Val and Eli's Garden!
Val and Eli take us on a tour of their magical permagarden in Jacksonville FL. They have created a wonderful, natural space filled with self-sustaining fruits, vegetables...
Seeds of Sovereignty (2013)
As the world’s agriculture and food systems face a crisis of disappearing seed diversity, a new short film tells the story of how African farming communities...
Fed Up! Genetic Engineering, Industrial Agriculture and Sustainable Alternatives (2006)
About 70% of the food we eat contains genetically engineered ingredients and the biotech industry is spending million a year to convince us that this technology is our only...
Down To Earth: Small Farm Issues In a Big Farm World (2013)
In the midst of our nation's commercialized food system, a small family farm fights for a sustainable future by growing food, growing relationships and growing communities.  
Words From The Edge (2013)
Words From The Edge is a film about the unprecedented transition that we are undergoing from a culture of industrial growth and inequality to what must inevitably be more...
The Botany of Desire (2009)
The Botany of Desire is a PBS documentary on the evolutionary relationship between humans and plants, based on the book by Michael Pollan.
Planet for Sale: The Food Crisis and the Global Land Grab (2011)
The capitalization of the commons worldwide by massive financial corporations threatens to industrialize lands that have been cared for and sustained by the native...
Our Daily Bread: Welcome to the World of Industrial Food Production and High-Tech Farming!
To the rhythm of conveyor belts and immense machines, the film looks without commenting into the places where food is produced in Europe: monumental spaces, surreal...
A Silent Forest: The Growing Threat of Genetically Engineered Trees (2009)
This award winning documentary film explores the growing global threat of genetically engineered trees to our environment and to human health. The film features renowned...
Fatal Soybean
The documentary shows how the lucrative soybean industry in Argentina has culminated in the death of a great number of residents suffering from cancer due to the overuse of...
Back to Eden (2011)
Film-makers' summary: After years of back-breaking toil in ground ravaged by the effects of man-made growing systems, Paul Gautschi has discovered a taste of what God intended...
Vegucated (2010)
Vegucated follows three people who, for six weeks, adopt a vegan diet and a new way of thinking about food. A FilmBuff Presentation.
Turlock (2013)
First Spark Media and Animal Place present the feature length documentary Turlock chronicling 50,000 animals left to starve to death in Turlock, California in February of...
Sustainability in Exile: Tibetan Farmers Cultivating Compassion
Produced by Dr. Jonathan Scherch, Mr. Lobsang Tsering and a team of university students and professional advisors, the film builds on Scherch's and...
Land Rush (2012)
In 2008, the world’s food system began to fall apart. However, threatened with hunger, rich countries have started buying up and leasing fertile tracts of the developing...
King Corn (2007)
KING CORN is a fun and crusading journey into the digestive tract of our fast food nation where one ultra-industrial, pesticide-laden, heavily-subsidized commodity dominates...
The Big Fat Truth about Low Fat Foods (2011)
For thousands across the UK, the new year usually means a new diet. But it's the supermarket rather than the health club that many are turning to. The low fat food industry...
Life Running Out of Control (2004)
In the mid 1980s, scientists unlocked the genetic keys to manipulating our world. Suddenly everything seemed possible! There would be no more hunger or malnutrition; diseases...
Food Fight (2012)
A fascinating look at how American agricultural policy and food culture developed in the 20th century, and how the California food movement rebelled against big agribusiness...
Growing Change: A Journey Inside Venezuela's Food Revolution (2011)
Growing Change follows the filmmaker's journey to understand why current food systems leave hundreds of millions of people in hunger.  It's a journey to understand how the...
Fat Head (2009)
While most people saw the documentary Super Size Me as an expose of the fast food industry, comedian and former health writer Tom Naughton saw it as a dare: He'd show that you...
Frankensteer (2005)
FRANKENSTEER is a disturbing yet compelling documentary that reveals how the ordinary cow is being transformed into an antibiotic dependent, hormone-laced potential carrier of...
Locally Abundant (2012)
In the summer of 2011, two young Maritimers, Justin Cantafio and Ryan Oickle, departed on a journey that would take them across Canada and back in just under four months. We...
Seeds of Freedom (2012)
Seeds of Freedom charts the story of seed from its roots at the heart of traditional, diversity rich farming systems across the world, to being transformed into a powerful...
Sewage Sludge on Our Farms: A Toxic Betrayal
Spraying sewage sludge on farmland pollutes the air, land, and the water. People are getting sick and wells are being contaminated. There are alternatives to spreading sludge...
Pig Business (2009)
Pig Business investigates the rise of factory pig farming, a system which abuses animals, pollutes the environment, threatens human health through dangerous overuse of...
DIVE! Living Off America's Waste (2009)
Inspired by a curiosity about our country's careless habit of sending food straight to landfills, the multi award-winning documentary DIVE! follows filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and...
Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (2010)
100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he...
Sea The Truth (2010)
Sea the Truth is based on numerous scientific publications that examine the problems of seas and oceans. Below follows an overview of the themes addressed in the film and a...
Farm for the Future (2009)
Natural World: Farm for the Future BBC documentary on the precient global farming and food crisis, filmed in the UK. Topics covered are the influence of oil on the food...
The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (2006)
When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba's economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half – and food by 80 percent – people were desperate. This...
Forks Over Knives (2011)
What has happened to us? Despite the most advanced medical technology in the world, we are sicker than ever by nearly every measure. Two out of every three of us are...
The Real Dirt on Farmer John (2005)
The epic tale of a maverick Midwestern farmer. An outcast in his community, Farmer John bravely stands amidst a failing economy, vicious rumors, and violence. By melding the...
Go Organic! (2007)
This series of films provide a refreshing education on the current state of agriculture, pointing out positive sustainable and organic practices that you can take part in. The...
The Dark Side of Chocolate (2010)
A team of journalists investigate how human trafficking and child labor in the Ivory Coast fuels the worldwide chocolate industry. The crew interview both proponents and...