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Books, Documentaries, Reviews:  July 10, 2014

INGREDIENTS Documentary Looks at the American Food System

 

Dr. Joseph Mercola posted information on this new documentary a few weeks ago.

Here’s a quote from Mercola’s post:

The American food system is nearing a state of crisis. Ingredients is a documentary that explores the failings of the industrial food model, and how the local food movement is gaining momentum as a far better alternative. The film presents a refreshing look at food from the standpoint of sustainability, safety, flavor, nutrition, culture, and community.

This documentary takes us across the US from the urban food deserts of Harlem to the biodynamic farms of the Hudson River and Willamette Valleys, and into the kitchens of several celebrated chefs—culinary game-changers who are teaching us all how to eat better.

The current system, focused on cheap convenience foods, is costing Americans dearly. Most Westerners have lost their primal connection to food. Mealtimes used to be savored and shared with others.

Food preparation is now typically viewed as a chore that interferes with other “more important” activities. This detachment from food represents a cultural “disconnect” between humans and the earth, to the detriment of both. It’s time for radical changes to our modern food paradigm, which is the subject of this uplifting documentary.

This article discusses some of the costs to our so-called “cheap” food system, the industrial practice of Confined Animal Feedlot Operations (CAFOs), monocrop culture, and GE foods.  It also discusses the exciting movement to reconnect to farmers and real food grown locally.

There is a film trailer to watch on the site–and an interview with Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm.

Take a look?  And try to catch the movie in your future.  It’s free on Amazon Prime at the moment…

 

“Ingredients” Documentary Looks at the American Food System.

 

 

Written by louisaenright

July 10, 2014 at 1:57 pm

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