February 26, 2017

Food

Seeds of Freedom (2012)

Seeds of Freedom

Seeds of Freedom charts the story of seeds from their root at the heart of traditional, diversity-rich farming systems across the world, to being transformed into a powerful commodity used to monopolise the global food system. The film highlights the extent to which the industrial agricultural system, and genetically modified seeds (GMO) in particular, has […]

GMOs and human guinea pigs

Dr Árpád Pusztai

Árpád Pusztai is the pioneering biochemist who first alerted the public to the health risks of consuming genetically modified food. After immediate and widespread praise for his findings, he was summarily dismissed from his post at the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health—his career in tatters. Who was behind this silencing of public-interest science? With […]

The End of the Line (2009)

End of the Line

This documentary follows investigative journalist Charles Clover as he uncovers the shocking decline of our ocean fisheries, revealing that – Ocean fish catches peaked in 1988 By 2003 the populations of one third of all edible fish species had collapsed By 2048 all ocean fisheries will have collapsed if current fishing trends continue The film […]

Homegrown Revolution (2009)

Homesteaders

An inspiring story of how one urban family transformed their tiny tenth-of-an-acre home into a highly productive organic garden. (Trailer below) Visit their website

Food, Inc. (2008)

Food, Inc

Explores how a handful of massive multinationals have come to dominate the American food industry, and how their degrading factory farming practices are at the heart of an epidemic of obesity and diabetes ever increasing outbreaks of e. coli and salmonella poisonings seed “racketeering”, and a culture of fear and intimidation among farmers which puts […]

Robert Waller

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Robert Waller was editor of Mother Earth, the Soil Association‘s journal, from 1964 into the early 1970’s, when he left to become a freelance writer and campaign for a democratic, socialist form of organic farming. He later served on the Editorial Board of The Ecologist magazine. He had formerly been secretary to Desmond McCarthy, and […]

Grocery Store Wars (2005)

Store Wars

Not long ago in a supermarket not so far away . . .

Are small food producers responsible for the food poisoning epidemic?

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This is one of a series of six talks by Edward Goldsmith, broadcast on the World Business Report programme of the BBC World Service, 15-19 December 2003. See Related Articles on the right for others in the series. I shared a bedroom with the late José Lutzenberger – the great Brazilian agronomist who later became […]

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