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In Organic We Trust (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 12 February 2012 (USA)
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A documentary that follows director Kip Pastor on a personal journey to answer commonly asked questions about organic food: What exactly is organic? Is it really better, or just a marketing scam?


Kip Pastor


Kip Pastor
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nyeila Grissom Nyeila Grissom ... Herself
Linda Domeyer Linda Domeyer ... Herself
Ben Skolnik Ben Skolnik ... Himself
Lisa McClain Lisa McClain ... Herself
Gina McClain Gina McClain ... Herself
Kip Pastor Kip Pastor ... Himself
James Howard James Howard ... Himself
Allison Karman Allison Karman ... Herself
Janice Karman ... Herself
Vanessa Bagdasarian Vanessa Bagdasarian ... Herself
Eugene Sanchez Eugene Sanchez ... Himself
Richard Westbrook Richard Westbrook ... Himself
Miguel Castedo Miguel Castedo ... Himself
Maria Castedo Maria Castedo ... Herself
Kelley Bryan-McNeal Kelley Bryan-McNeal ... Himself


We can no longer stomach our food system. It's killing more and more Americans and costing billions in health care. 73% of Americans eat organic food, because they think it's healthier. But is it really the solution or just a marketing scam? When "organic" became a brand, everything changed. Small local farmers couldn't keep up with demand and big corporations went into the business. The philosophy and the label grew apart. Can processed gummy bears or bananas flown halfway across the world truly be organic? This film looks beyond organic for practical solutions for me and you. Local farmer's markets, school gardens, and urban farming are revolutionizing the way eat. Change is happening from the soil up. Get involved. Eat different. Written by Anonymous

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12 February 2012 (USA) See more »

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Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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An organic carrot could have directed a better movie.
29 January 2013 | by GregonSee all my reviews

Easily one of the worst documentaries I have ever seen.

A good documentary plunges deeply into it's topic to arrive at a well supported conclusion. In Organic We Trust is a rambling disorganized fiasco. It makes no effort to prove any of the assertions it makes. Instead, it drifts aimlessly from opinion of opinion. The scientist should explain why pesticides are harmful to children, not the farmhand. If growing organically is good for the soil, describe how. If pesticides are bad for us, describe how they harm us. If corporations are consolidating the farm industry, describe some examples and then give us personal stories of how local farmers have been harmed.

The people on the street, the experts, and Kip Pastor all are unclear on the benefits of organic foods. Terms such as "nutrient rich" and "good for the environment" and "safer". In fact, no supporting evidence is made to confirm any of these assertions. Do organic foods have a higher concentration of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals? This would have been an excellent time for a slick animated graph. Do organic foods preserve the soil. Another opportunity for evidence. Perhaps Kip Pastor just expects us to accept the experts opinions because of their titles and offices? Or perhaps it was just Kip's intellectual laziness.

Watching Kip's vacant eyes stare blankly over the fields of organic barley, made me ponder how much organic celery would sufficiently raise his IQ to make a decent documentary.

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