Saturday, April 24, 2010

We Feed the World

"We Feed The World" is a 96-minute documentary by Austrian filmmaker Erwin Wagenhofer released in 2005. In it he traces the origins of the food we eat. Where does it come from? Which use or misuse do we perform with it? How has farming industrialized? How has it affected farming and farmers? It includes an interview with Jean Ziegler, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food.

The official web site lists that it has been the most successful documentary ever in some European countries. The highlights are shown in this 8-min summary. The full film is currently on YouTube. Food for thought.

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