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Documentaries about Food And Nutrition


As the saying goes, we are what we eat. And, it's time to take that saying seriously and evaluate the way in which we produce and distribute comestibles, and revise our consumption to improve our health.  These documentaries will not only provide you with valuable information about food production and distribution, they'll inspire you to adopt a healthier eating plan for you and your loved ones. 

1. The Cove (2009)

Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions

Louie Psihoyos' thrilling documentary about the inhumane and illegal slaughter of dolphins in Taiji, Japan, is also an alarm about eating whale meat (dolphins are whales) which is heavily toxic. The film features local politicians who come to realize that feeding their children dolphin meat is extremely dangerous for their health. Compare prices for the DVD.

2. Death On A Factory Farm (2009)


Tom Simon and Sarah Teale present a huge humane society alert in Death On A Factory Farm, their documentary about the harrowing treatment of livestock in the United States, where virtually no federal laws regulate conditions in which food animals are bred, raised and slaughtered--and economic efficiency is the prevailing consideration in self-governance. available on DVD

3. FLOW: For Love of Water (2008)

Oscilloscope Pictures

Irena Salinas' documentary is about the global crisis we face as Earth's fresh water supply constantly diminishes. Fresh water is essential for human live and production of the food that sustains human life. Top experts and advocates show us that every aspect of human life is effected by pollution, wastefulness, privatization and corporate greed as it relates to a natural resource that's more valuable than oil. Compare prices on DVD.

4. Food Beware: The French Organic Revolution (2009)

First Run Features

Jean-Paul Jaud's documentary, Food Beware: The French Organic Revolution shows us how the mayor of Barjac, a farming community in rural Provence, introduces a program of healthy, responsible and sustainable eating for his town's 1,400 residents. Compare prices for the DVD.

5. Food, Inc. (2009)

Magnolia Pictures

Food, Inc. is an alarming expose of the way food is produced and distributed in the United States. Interviewing investigators, journalists and farmers, filmmaker Robert Kenner shows how almost everything we eat is produced and distributed by a very few huge multinational corporations, such as Monsanto and Tyson, and that quality of nutrition is secondary to production cost and corporate profits. Compare prices on the DVD.

6. King Corn (2007)

Balcony Releasing

If you believe you are what you eat, you’ll no doubt be shocked to learn that you're mostly corn. Aaron Woolf's documentary reveals that the majority of Americans eat mostly corn--or, to be more specific, food products derived from or containing corn. Compare prices for King Corn on DVD.

7. Pressure Cooker (2008)

Bev Films

In Pressure Cooker, Wilma Stephenson, the tough-minded and tender-hearted culinary arts teacher at inner city Philadelphia's Frankford High School, stirs students to strive to better their lives by bcoming chefs. It's all about learning good food, nutrition and service. Compare prices for the DVD.

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