At the focal point of this movement, and of this film, are the farmers and chefs who are creating a truly sustainable food system. Their collaborative work has resulted in great tasting food and an explosion of consumer awareness about the benefits of eating local.

Attention being paid to the local food movement comes at a time when the failings of our current industrialized food system are becoming all too clear. For the first time in history, our children’s generation is expected to have a shorter lifespan than our own. The quality, taste and nutritional value of the food we eat has dropped sharply over the last fifty years. Shipped from ever-greater distances, we have literally lost sight of where our food comes from and in the process we’ve lost a vital connection to our local community and to our health.

A feature-length documentary, INGREDIENTS illustrates how people around the country are working to revitalize that.

Check out the trailer: Ingredients

Do you have a favorite food-centric documentary?

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6 Responses to Ingredients – a Documentary About Local Food

  1. Liz J says:

    I had never heard of this film ~ it looks wonderful! I most recently watched Forks over Knives and that was good. They are all good. “Ingredients” pulls at my heart because I love growing food and I am a believer in growing organic. I try to get the message out to people, but there are always those that will slowly accept, and those that will decline. My husband and I will definitely be watching this movie ~ thanks for listing it today!

  2. Kirsten says:

    Food Inc. totally opened my eyes and changed my life. I felt betrayed and disgusted after watching that and have taken many steps to change what my family eats and where we get our food. This one looks interesting!

    • Susy says:

      So glad to hear that you made the move to healthier eating. It’s good to hear that movies like this really do change people’s lives/minds!

  3. Liz J says:

    I just finished this movie! I LOVE IT! Very well done!! Thanks so much Susy, I will pass it along.

  4. Quite coincidentally I watch Food Inc at the weekend. I’m still in shock. Dairy farming is New Zealand’s biggest industry. It is intensive and has been ruining the environment. Thankfully new standards of animal welfare and environmental protection are in place but it’s a slow process. The key issue that bothers me though is that I can afford the time and the money to grow my own food – the majority of people can’t.It’s a frustrating ever decreasing circle…

  5. KimH says:

    I’ll have to check it out, sounds like a good one. I enjoyed Food Inc.. and I just like Joel Salatin.. He cracks me up sometimes.. and reminds me of family.

    I dont know that I have a movie that really inspired me in a huge way, but the book, Diet for A Small Planet by Frances Moore Lape’ really influenced me in the 80s. I started reading Mother Earth News when I was 14 or 15 and continued until about 15 or 16 years ago, and then Harrowsmith & also Organic Gardening ages ago when it was still under Robert Rodale’s tutelidge, so I was always being influenced by people who taught bio-dynamic gardening & sustainable living.

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