Review of Farmageddon written and directed by Kristin Canty Rating **** This film tells the story of how the USDA is using its power and resources to harm small farmers. This is a topic I have written about before. Mostly I have written about the harmful effects of the industrialization of food. … [Read more...] about Review of Farmageddon
Chow Down documentary looks at government’s complicity in our nation’s health problems
Review of Chow Down Directed by Julia Grayer and Gage Johnston Rating *** 1/2 I just got back from grocery shopping today. I spent $140 for groceries for two people. While that's a little higher than normal, the one thing different about this trip to the grocery store is that I returned with not … [Read more...] about Chow Down documentary looks at government’s complicity in our nation’s health problems
A review of Forks Over Knives
Forks Over Knives written and directed by Lee Fulkerson rating *** 1/2 I first got tuned in to eating less meat as a way to better health after reading Michael Pollan's Omnivore's Dilemma and the documentary that followed called Food, Inc. Michael's book was an eye opener. The topic of his book, … [Read more...] about A review of Forks Over Knives
Review of The Botany of Desire DVD
Review of The Botany of Desire directed by Michael SchwarzRating ***** A while back I wrote about Michael Pollan's book The Omnivore's Dilemma. I mentioned then that the subject matter would make for an interesting documentary. Well, that book was made into the documentary Food, Inc., which … [Read more...] about Review of The Botany of Desire DVD
Review of Food Inc.
Review of Food Inc. By Robert KennerRating **** When I read Michael Pollan's book Omnivore's Dilemma, I knew that a documentary on this subject was sure to follow. No matter how well the author was able to describe what he saw and discovered as he researched his book, I wanted to follow in … [Read more...] about Review of Food Inc.
Review of The Botany of Desire
Review of The Botany of Desire by Michael PollanRating **** 1/2 I first heard of this book from a friend who recommended it. It was described to me as an interesting book about flowers and plants. I can barely keep a potted plant alive, so this wasn't a book that went to the top of my must … [Read more...] about Review of The Botany of Desire