I absolutely love Netflix, but during the school year I just do not have enough time to binge watch my favorite TV shows. As we take a week long break at Purdue, I thought I would recommend three documentaries that will change your perspective on food.
“Farmland will take you on an intimate look at the lives of farmers and ranchers in their ’20s, all of them are now responsible for running their own farming business. The award-winning director, James Moll, will give you a first-hand glimpse into the lives of the young farmers and ranchers. It will give you a better idea of their high-risk/high-reward jobs and their passion for a way of life that has been passed down from generation to generation.”
To give you a different perspective on food and agriculture, I also recommend you check out the Food, Inc. documentary.
2. Food, Inc.
“The Academy Award-nominated film examines corporate farming in the United States, concluding that agribusiness produces food that is unhealthy, in a way that is environmentally harmful and abusive of both animals and employees.”
Another documentary that was recently released will open your eyes to food, agriculture and overall health.
3. Food Choices
“This documentary explores the impact that food choices have on people’s health, the health of our planet and on the lives of other living species. It also discusses several misconceptions about food and diet, offering a unique new perspective on these issues.”
I hope you find some free time to enjoy these documentaries over your spring break. If you don’t want to burn all of your data, not sure if you’ll have wifi and want to watch a documentary or two over break, Netflix recently updated their mobile app allowing users to download movies and episodes directly to your device.