HUNGRY FOR CHANGE exposes shocking secrets the diet, weight loss and food industries don't want you to know about deceptive strategies designed to keep you coming back for more. Find out ... See full summary »
This documentary follows filmmaker Michal Siewierski as he explores the impact that food choice has on people's health, the health of our planet and on the lives of other species sharing ... See full summary »
Food Matters examines how the food we eat can help or hurt our health. Nutritionists, naturopaths, doctors, and journalists weigh in on such topics as organic food, food safety, raw foodism, and nutritional therapy.
An intrepid filmmaker on a journey of discovery as he uncovers possibly the largest health secret of our time and the collusion between industry, government, pharmaceutical and health organizations keeping this information from us.
The film traces the origins of our beliefs about healthful and unhealthful food. Experts from all over the world talk about the problems as well as short and long term solutions. Among the ... See full summary »
People around the globe are combating illness through a paradigm shift in eating. And this simple change -- embracing fat as our main fuel -- is showing profound promise in improving the health of people, animals and the planet.
America is facing a food crisis driven by profitability and a lack of consumer education. While the window to transforming our heartland continues to shrink, passionate individuals have ... See full summary »
In Defense of Food tackles a question more and more people around the world have been asking: What should I eat to be healthy? Based on award-winning journalist Michael Pollan's best-selling book, the program explores how the modern diet has been making us sick and what we can do to change it.
A continuation and in the vein of Food, Inc, Michael Pollen's In Defense of Food explores what we are eating, and we can change our habits to eat healthier.
For those familiar with Pollen, the movie proposes a common sense how to eat better; we should be eating smaller portions of healthier foods, eat more greens, and watch our fat, salt, sugars and meat. Also, food manufacturers, restaurants, food retailers and advertising do all they can to steer us away from healthy eating habits/options.
If you are the type of person who wants to see this film, you probably already know much of what is espoused here; nothing much new here.
I also felt about this similarly to the book Fast Food Nation; both explore interesting different aspects of how we eat and about our food; however both follow each topic with an overkill of minutia data, statistics and analysis, which winds up reducing topics' impact.
Lastly, I realize that this movie is about Michael Pollen's work and philosophy, but there is so much of him that it comes off somewhat pompous and self indulgent.
All that being said, I generally agree with this lifestyle and find it challenging to adhere to due to all the good tasting bad food out there.
This is to be shown on PBS stations in December
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