Sustainable - The Film

Hey all! With my background in Food, Wine, & Sustainability, my friends and family often send me questions about ingredients, food trends, even pictures of menus asking for recommendations of what to order when out at a restaurant! Food marketing can be a bit confusing and the hardest part of the American diet is a lot of our products say what they don't have like, "no sugar, no trans fat, gluten free", but no indication of what we are getting instead!

 

I think the documentary Sustainable, now streaming on Netflix, does a great job of explaining how we got ourselves into this mess (and there are good reasons, farming is hard! & chemicals seemed like a good idea at the time)  More importantly,  It answers the questions like why regenerative agriculture is the only answer for our future and can organic farming produce the same yields as chemical laden fields??!! (Spoiler alert: the answer is yes!)  

Learn more at their site and how to watch the film at: http://sustainablefoodfilm.com

A documentary investigating America's impending food crisis. Synopsis: America is facing a food crisis driven by profitability and a lack of consumer education. While the window to transforming our heartland continues to shrink, passionate individuals have emerged who provide hope that the health of our nation might still remain within our grasp. Sustainable is a documentary film that weaves together expert analysis of America’s food system with a powerful narrative of one extraordinary farmer who is determined to create a sustainable future for his community. In a region dominated by commodity crops, Marty Travis has managed to maintain a farming model that is both economically viable and environmentally safe. Through his example and various expert interviews, the film will explore options for reversing the issues facing America’s heartland.