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“Food Evolution” the movie looks at the controversial subject of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) from the perspective of the food science community. My personal bias, through the media I gravitate to, has made me anti-GMO so I watched this movie with an open mind to get a different perspective.
SEED: The Untold Story, follows passionate seed keepers intent on protecting our 12,000-year-old food legacy. It follows the story of the dedicated few working to preserve what remains of our crop diversity against powerful corporate forces who are seeking to drive us to use their products exclusively against our best interests.
As part of Patagonia’s mission to educate they commissioned a documentary, Unbroken Ground, to be made that focuses how farming practices can be changed that don’t do permanent damage to the environment, destroy biodiversity and drive climate change.
Documentaries about climate change are sobering and somewhat scary intending to frighten people into action. HBO’s “Ice on Fire” is no different but it does have some enlightening moments that provide us with some opportunities to reverse the direction we’re heading with respect to climate change and how to live in a more sustainable way.
It is sad to think that our children may never see a night sky full of stars, but there are real consequences. In June 2016, it was estimated that one-third of the world’s population could no longer see the Milky Way. This included 80% of Americans and 60% of Europeans.