In Organic we Trust

In this chapter-style award-winning documentary, Kip Pastor investigates what “certified organic” means today through interviews with organic farmers, critics, policy makers, scientists and nutrition experts, accompanied by infographics on land and pesticide use and corporations’ lobbying budgets.

Directors

Kip Pastor

Country

USA 

Year

2012

Running Time

81 mins 

Watch the Film

www.inorganicwetrust.org

   

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In_Organic_We_Trust.jpgLike its predecessors “all natural,” has the term “organic” simply become another Big Food marketing buzzword? In this chapter-style award-winning documentary, Kip Pastor investigates what “certified organic” means today through interviews with organic farmers, critics, policy makers, scientists and nutrition experts, accompanied by infographics on land and pesticide use and corporations’ lobbying budgets. He follows the evolution from a well-intentioned movement to a corporate label and how that has impacted the original philosophy and goals. Pastor depicts how the spirit of the organic food movement remains strong and is growing by highlighting voices from healthy school menu programs, thriving urban community gardens, local farmer’s markets and the progress of small farmers who started feeding us via sustainable agriculture decades ago. You will leave the theater armed with a renewable sense of the organic movement and an uplifting view into its future, inspired to make even more informed food choices.

Screening: June 04, 2013 at New People Cinema.

Discussion with: Jason Mark, Editor, Earth Island Journal; Co-Manager, Alemany Farm; Randy Wittorp, Director of Public Affairs, Kaiser Permanente San Francisco

Screening sponsored by: Kaiser Permanente