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Write a customer review. Read reviews that mention food documentary informative industry foods eat means farmers health eating learn learned local farming questions usda info watching documentaries difference. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Prime Video Verified Purchase. Brings to light how industry is getting into the market of organics, which is actually bringing down the quality of foods.
Encourages me to keep going to farmers markets instead of buying organics at the grocery store. It was just OK for me. Really only about half the movie is about organic farming. The other half is like random information about the farming industry, seems like midway through the movie they ran out of useful info on organic farming and decided to through other bits of info that really don't pertain to organics. More information on the organics industry in general would have made me give it more stars but it seems like any other farming doc I've seen so yea 3 stars is what i would rate it.
You should still watch it though, at least the first half.. I enjoyed this and feel I learned from it, too. It didn't increase my confidence in the USDA's concern for the public welfare, though.
They've become a little too independent of the original intent, and even the letter, of the law that created the organic designation. Unfortunately, the corporations have taken over and are tearing the standards to shreds.
We'll have a fight on our hands to restore balance. This film doesn't get real in depth on anything, but they do a good job touching on the basic elements of the organic food industry, agriculture in the US in general, and the political and social things that influence companies, government, society, and our overall health as a nation.
The film does a good job of not over stating anything since they didn't go into great detail on anything and allows you to then use you own common sense to decipher how much you can really trust the organic food companies and the government who oversees it.
Education is huge on this big, broad topic, so if you're looking for a good educational overview, spend the 1 hour and 20 minutes. It's well worth your time. I drive a truck and used to haul general freight and produce. I once hauled a load of "organic toasted sesame seed oil" out of a transloader at the mexican border, they were slapping "organic" stickers on it as they were loading it, it went to a very large organic distribution center. The title is misleading in my opinion because only the first half of the film informs about organic, what it does and does not mean, and whether it might be better to buy organic or not.
The second half is about local growing, farming, buying, local gardening and farming initiatives, "real" food programs in school etc. Some slight connection to organic, but more to wholesome eating in the sense of actually preparing food from raw ingredients instead of slapping together processed components.
One person found this helpful. It was pretty eye opening, especially how the big businesses are buying the organic seals and labels to propagate their bottom lines. It's nice to know so many people are working to change the system. I will be buying local organic from small farms. Great informative movie if you care about your health!!!! See all reviews. Most recent customer reviews. Published 10 months ago. Published 1 year ago. Published on June 15, Published on February 3, Plunkett's Food Industry Almanac Plunkett's Food Industry Almanac.
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