Global Food

The best films on food, global commodity flows, agriculture, food waste and food safety.

Although people in developed countries have more food available than they possibly can eat, hunger is still the world's biggest health risk by far. One in nine people to go to sleep without having eaten anything. Food security, food production, food quality are issues of increasing importance as human populations continue to boom and suffer the effects of malnutrition.

How does industrial agriculture affect our planet? What happens if more people adopt a western diet and eat meat at every meal? How can we ensure an ethical, ecologically acceptable and healthy alimentation for all people on this planet? Depending on who you ask, modern agricultural systems and the food industry is responsible for at least 20% and possibly up to more than 50% of climate changing factors. If you want to live a sustainable lifestyle you have to start with the food you eat.

Be inspired by our selection of the best movies on the topic "Global Food" and make your contribution to a brighter future by making better choices on a daily basis. When it comes to food, we are all capable of making a difference: Vote for the future everytime you go to the grocery store or the local farmers market by choosing the right things to eat.

By the way: You should also check out the categories "Permaculture" and "Genetic Engeneering + Seeds" for more great movies on related topics!

The tremendous challenges to slow down climate change and to ensure food security for a growing world population ask for radical changes in the food industry. - Jan Plagge, Managing Committee BÖLW

Our Film Tips

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Our Daily Bread

Welcome to the world of industrial food production and high tech farming. People, animals, crops and machines play a supporting role in the logistics of this system which provides our society's standard of living. "Our Daily Bread" is a wide-screen tableau of a feast which isn't always easy to digest and in which we all take part.
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We Feed The World

From struggling fishermen and long-distance truckers, to agronomists and multi-national corporate executives, "We Feed The World" presents a sobering portrait of the people who define the contemporary food industry, where the constant pursuit of profit takes precedence over the health of the workers, the hungry, and the environment.
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Food, Inc.

"Food, Inc". lifts the veil on America's food industry, exposing how their nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment.
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The Future of Food

"The Future of Food" offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled U.S. grocery store shelves for the past decade. The film also explores alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture, placing organic and sustainable agriculture as real solutions to the farm crisis.
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The End of the Line

This is a gripping, sobering documentary for anyone who loves fish, the ocean—and the health of the earth's entire ecosystem. British filmmaker Rupert Murray has created a must-see film that compellingly makes the case that the earth's oceans must be preserved.
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More Than Honey

"More Than Honey", a documentary by the Swiss filmmaker Marcus Imhoof, is looking into the fascinating world of bees, showing small family beekeepers and industrialized honey farms. This is a film on the relationship between mankind and honeybees, about nature and about our future.
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Taste The Waste

Why do we throw away so much food while still many people are starving? And how can we improve our behaviour? On the way from the farm to the dinner table, more than half the food gets thrown away. Half of it is being lost even before it reaches the consumer. Nobody is comfortable with this waste of precious food while many people are still starving, but what can we do?
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Meat the Truth

"Meat The Truth" is a high-profile documentary, presented by Belgian politician Marianne Thieme. It addresses the often ignored, but most important cause of climate change, namely: intensive livestock production. Livestock farming generates more greenhouse gas emissions worldwide than all cars, trucks, trains, boats and planes together.
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Vegucated

"Vegucated" is a feature-length documentary about three meat and cheese-lovers from New York City and their challenge of a six week vegan diet. Quiet soon they realize that veganism is much more than just avoiding animal products - an adventurous journey begins...
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10 Billion

In this century alone the world population will increase to 10 billion. Where do we get enough food that each individual needs to survive? The film makes a point of showing sustainable and gentle methods which ensure food production for the future. We can actually make a difference right now – if we only want to.
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The Empire of Red Gold

95% of Italian tomato products come from China, which today covers more than 8,000 kilometres. About a global and crazy demand.

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Slow Food Nation: An Evening With Carlo Petrini

Slow Food Nation: An Evening With Carlo Petrini

Michael Pollan: In Defense of Food

Michael Pollan: In Defense of Food

ETEPETETE - Wer Is(s)t schon gern normal?

ETEPETETE - Wer Is(s)t schon gern normal?

Unbroken Ground

Unbroken Ground

Meat Without Drugs

Meat Without Drugs

The Death Of Bees Explained – Parasites, Poison and Humans

The Death Of Bees Explained – Parasites, Poison and Humans

The Organic Revolution

The Organic Revolution

TED Talks: Ron Finley (Guerilla Gardener in South Central LA)

TED Talks: Ron Finley (Guerilla Gardener in South Central LA)

TED Talks: Jamie Oliver - Teach Every Child About Food

TED Talks: Jamie Oliver - Teach Every Child About Food

Why Eating Kelp is Good for You and Good for the Environment

Why Eating Kelp is Good for You and Good for the Environment

Wie gelangt Glyphosat in Honig?

Wie gelangt Glyphosat in Honig?

Glyphosat in Backwaren

Glyphosat in Backwaren

The Meatrix - Relaunched

The Meatrix - Relaunched

Fleisch und Nachhaltigkeit

Fleisch und Nachhaltigkeit

Klimapalaver: Ist Biofleisch gut fürs Klima?

Klimapalaver: Ist Biofleisch gut fürs Klima?

Urban Farming in Tokyo

Urban Farming in Tokyo

Die Bio-Lüge?!

Die Bio-Lüge?!

Die Wahrheit über McDonald's

Die Wahrheit über McDonald's

Loop Scoops: Orange Juice

Loop Scoops: Orange Juice

Krummes Ding – was uns die Banane über die Welt verrät  | WDR

Krummes Ding – was uns die Banane über die Welt verrät | WDR

Concrete Gardens

Concrete Gardens

Carolyn Steel: How food shapes our cities

Carolyn Steel: How food shapes our cities

Dirt Cheap

Dirt Cheap

Vegetarismus - eine sinnvolle Alternative zum Fleischkonsum?

Vegetarismus - eine sinnvolle Alternative zum Fleischkonsum?

Vegetarismus - eine sinnvolle Alternative zum Fleischkonsum?

Vegetarismus - eine sinnvolle Alternative zum Fleischkonsum?

From Hunter to Farmer

From Hunter to Farmer

Better Save Soil

Better Save Soil

Better Save Soil

Better Save Soil

Better Save Soil

Better Save Soil

Die Welt ohne Insekten

Die Welt ohne Insekten

VEGANISMUS – Argumente für eine vegane Lebensweise

VEGANISMUS – Argumente für eine vegane Lebensweise

Editorial Responsibility

Although people in developed countries have more food available than they possibly can eat, hunger is still the world's biggest health risk by far. One in nine people to go to sleep without having eaten anything. Food security, food production, food quality are issues of increasing importance as human populations continue to boom and suffer the effects of malnutrition.

How does industrial agriculture affect our planet? What happens if more people adopt a western diet and eat meat at every meal? How can we ensure an ethical, ecologically acceptable and healthy alimentation for all people on this planet? Depending on who you ask, modern agricultural systems and the food industry is responsible for at least 20% and possibly up to more than 50% of climate changing factors. If you want to live a sustainable lifestyle you have to start with the food you eat.

Be inspired by our selection of the best movies on the topic "Global Food" and make your contribution to a brighter future by making better choices on a daily basis. When it comes to food, we are all capable of making a difference: Vote for the future everytime you go to the grocery store or the local farmers market by choosing the right things to eat.

By the way: You should also check out the categories "Permaculture" and "Genetic Engeneering + Seeds" for more great movies on related topics!