A review by Marty Martindale
Netflix’s streaming videos, viewable on your TV or computer, now contain a large collection of food documentaries.
Fresh is an independent food film and a Ripple Effect Production written by Ana Sofia Joanes. This absorbing documentary surveys American farmers’ and researchers’ pioneering efforts to develop efficient systems for growing food.
Michael Pollan and other farmers, thinkers and business people, examine how our food production has gone from being agriculture to industrialization. This has brought about some bad results including contamination, pollution, depletion of natural resources and a very obese population. Also in this documentary is urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, recipient of MacArthur’s 2008 Genius Award and Joel Salatin, farmer and entrepreneur.
This well-produced film reinforces learning the value of not only rotating crops but grazing in the open, not in closed pens. It demonstrates the importance of rotating types of animals doing the grazing. They can be transported to new fields either on foot or mechanical means.
Get happy seeing animals nibbling the green stuff!