Ten Excellent Documentaries On Food
The best primer on the modern food business that I know of.
“Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead”
Juicing ftw. Drops your weight and reverses some diseases.
“Forks Over Knives”
Love their work but personally, not ready yet (or convinced) to give up olive oil, Earth Balance or A1 steak sauce (which is vegan and makes Boca Burgers edible).
First ten minutes:
“Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death”
Not technically a documentary, but a presentation given by Dr. Greger. Excellent.
“Dirt! The Movie”
Fetishize the soil. No, seriously – to know it is to love it. Go barefoot in the dirt. Grow something.
They grew. They fought. They lost.
“The Real Dirt on Farmer John”
Less about a cross-dressing farmer than about organic farming and local food.
First twenty minutes:
Kind of slow in some parts but I recommend sticking with it – this is the future of food.
“I Like Killing Flies”
Has nothing to do with health, compassion for animals or the environment whatsoever. About a greasy spoon in NYC and the idiosyncratic chef/cook who runs the place.
The amount of food America wastes is unconscionable.