Food is one of the cornerstones of life on our planet. Without food, there would be no us.
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.
"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 on "Global Food"
10 BillionIn 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.
More Than HoneyMORE 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. MORE THAN HONEY is a film on the relationship between mankind and honeybees, about nature and about our future.
The End of the LineTHE END OF THE LINE 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.
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.
Meat the TruthMEAT 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.
VegucatedVEGUCATED 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...
Taste The WasteWhy 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?
The Future of FoodTHE 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.
Our daily BreadWelcome 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.
We Feed The WorldFrom 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.
More Films on "Global Food"
The Most Exciting Clips on "Global Food"
Agriculture as Art
Two weeks eating organic food only
Let's Talk About Soil
Tofu Loves You
Slow Food: An Evening With Carlo Petrini
Michael Pollan: In Defense of Food
Tibits - Natural Energy for our Cities (Making-of)
The Death of Bees
The Organic Revolution
Ron Finley - Guerilla gardener from LA
Jamie Oliver: Teach every child about food
Editorial Responsibility on "Global Food"
The subject area "Global Food" is curated by Christian Diboky. For almost longer than he can think he is a passionate cook and food lover and in recent years he devoted himself more and more to nutrition, food production and sustainability questions. He is part of the "Films for the Earth" team since 2015 and is happy to combine his passion for movies with one of his favorite fields of interest by keeping the section "Global Food" always up to date and providing you with the most interesting movies on this topic.
Leandra shares Christians passion for food as well as his interest in topics concerning nutrition and sustainability. As a historian, she's especially engaged in the development of the global food situation. However, other related topics from global food security to local projects fighting foodwaste, whose awareness she intends to raise with „Films for the Earth“, matter to her very much as well.
Do you know a great movie that should be listed here, but isn't here yet? Let us know by email and get in touch with Leandra or Christian. Thanks. One thing more: Christian writes as well for our blog from time to time. Why don't you have a quick look at his articles?