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Food for Body and Spirit

Investigates the impact of religious influences of Chinese cuisine. Take the viewer into a Taoist temple kitchen and an herbal medicine restaurant. A visit to a monastery illustrates the role of Buddhism in the development of China's extensive and elaborate vegeterian cuisine. 28 min.

Food for Fighters

Documentary short subject detailing the processing and delivery of food to American troops, and the steps taken to improve these methods in order to cope with the exigencies of war (WWII). 1943. 10 min.

Food for Thought.

This film features science writer, Roger Bingham, talking about the environmental consequences of a meat-centered diet. He explains the inefficiency of using meat as fuel for the human body, especially in the light of the environmental impact of raising all that meat - from loss of topsoil and groundwater depletion and pollution, to methane's contribution to global warming, and the growing gap between the rich and poor nations. 29 min.
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Food Is Heaven: The Plight of Chinese Farmers

In its rush to riches, China may be devouring its ability to feed its own people. This program addresses the country's disturbing lack of food security, examining the roles played by drought, pollution, industrial development, and overwhelming demand. Viewers will accompany two lawyers as they champion disadvantaged farmers whose lands and water sources have been ruined by factory waste --a problem widespread in rural China.

Food Politics and the Obesity Epidemic: How the Food Industry Influences Health and Diet

Dr. Marion Nestle, chair of NYU's Dept. of Nutrition and Food Studies and author of "Food politics," discusses the obesity epidemic in the United States and the political issues that surround it. Held at the University of California, Berkeley on April 1, 2003 and recorded by Educational Technology Services, University of California, Berkeley. A Berkeley Webcast event; sponsored by the Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley. 2003. 53 min. View it on YouTube

Food Stamped

Presented is an informative and humorous documentary film following a couple as they attempt to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet on a food stamp budget. Through their adventures they consult with members of U.S. Congress, food justice organizations, nutrition experts, and people living on food stamps to take a deep look at America's broken food system. Directed and shopped and cooked and eaten by Shira & Yoav Potash. 2010. 63 min.

Food Will Win the War(1942)

Animated short. Walt Disney. A morale booster film stressing the abudance of American agricultural output. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Food, Inc.

Lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing how our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profits ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. Reveals surprising - and often shocking truths - about what we eat, how it's produced and who we have become as a nation. Directed by Robert Kenner.

Food: You Are What You Eat

Contents: Michael Jacobsen, Gail Smith / by Eddie Becker -- Islander restaurant / by Eddie Becker and Danese Seals -- Salad Bar / by Skip Blumberg -- Wax food in Tokyo / by Chip Lord -- Jim Bouton / by Marty Goldensohn -- Weinermobile / by Matthew Gilson -- Chinese noodle making backwards and forward at Yang's Chinese Restaurant / by Skip Blumberg -- Food song / by Nancy Cain -- Just saying stuff about food / by Anna Weinberg.

Forks Over Knives

This documentary examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods. Written and directed by Lee Fulkerson. 2011. 96 min.

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