Agriculture, Food & Fiber

Agriculture, Food & FiberOnline videos of interviews and presentations included in this section focus on sustainable agriculture, food, fiber, farming, ranching, and aquaculture. They include food production, processing, distribution, selection, preparation, and waste disposal alternatives. Videos also focus on the health and welfare of humans and animals, including good nutrition, making ethical food choices, the world food supply, and disease prevention as related to agriculture and food.

Specific issues include industrial agriculture, agricultural land preservation, horticulture alternatives, chemical and pesticide use, irrigation, overpumping of aquifers, soil loss, fishing technologies, overfishing, the collapse of fisheries, fishery protection, fisheries management, and seafood production. This section also includes videos that discuss preventing animal cruelty, humane farming practices, organic foods, organic farming and gardening, local food production and purchasing, and vegetarian diets and nutritiion.

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"" The Meatrix. This animated cartoon, spoofing the movie The Matrix, provides a critical view of factory farming. Topics include animal cruelty, antibiotic resistant germs, pollution, workers' rights, and community issues. The video posits that consumers can make a difference by choosing more sustainable food alternatives. About 3 minutes. Play Video >>

Green & Sustainable Winemaking. Documentary interview with Susan Sokol Blosser. Talks about how innovative practices have transformed the Sokol Blosser Winery into a model of sustainability in all aspects of winery operations. About 2 minutes. Play Video >> More about Susan Sokol Blosser >>

The Future Of Business Is Making The Future Its Business. Presentation excerpts by Paul Dolan. Dolan explains how he came to appreciate the value of green business practices. He also describes the three goals that drive his business, which are to improve the community, benefit the employees, and protect the environment. About 9 minutes. Play Video >> | Play QuickTime >> More about Paul Dolan >>

What's Good for the Earth. Presentation excerpt by Jay Weinstein. Explains how buying locally produced fruits and vegetables can be a more sustainable choice than buying produce labeled as organic. About 2 minutes. Play Video >> | Play QuickTime >> More about Jay Weinstein >>

Making Ethical Food Choices. Presentation excerpt by Jay Weinstein. Discusses how we can all affect change by becoming aware of where and how the foods we consume are produced and using this knowledge to make more ethical and sustainable choices. About 2 minutes. Play Video >> | Play QuickTime >> More about Jay Weinstein >>

Preventing Animal Cruelty. Presentation excerpt by Jay Weinstein. Explains why, in addition to the health benefits, buying organic meat is the more ethical choice for those concerned with the welfare of animals. About 2 minutes. Play Video >> | Play QuickTime >> More about Jay Weinstein >>

Sustainable Seafood. Presentation excerpt by Jay Weinstein. Explains that some fish, like the arctic char, are farmed in a humane and sustainable way. They are very similar to salmon, which are in decline in the wild and farmed in deplorable conditions. About 2 minutes. Play Video >> | Play QuickTime >> More about Jay Weinstein >>

Kitchen Literacy. Online interview with Ann Vileisis. Vileisis explains the reasons why she wrote Kitchen Literacy and the reaserch she undertook to uncover the history and sources of the food we eat. About 5 minutes. Play Video >> More about Ann Vileisis >>

A Conversation With Ann Vileisis Part 1. Online interview with Ann Vileisis. Discusses how our relationship with food has changed from pre-industrial times to our present industrialized food production and distribution methods. About 15 minutes. Play Video - Part 1, 2, 3. More about Ann Vileisis >>

"" Grocery Store Wars. Using animated fruits and vegetables, this Star Wars spoof pits organic produce against "the dark side of the farm" that uses chemical pesticides, irradiation, and genetic engineering to grow food. About 6 minutes. Play Video >>

"" Backwards Hamburger. This cartoon by Free Range Studios creatively expresses many issues in the fast food industry. These include toxics, artificial preservatives, transportation, animal cruelty, meatpacking safety, and worker rights and salaries. The video promotes the documentary film Fast Food Nation. About 3 minutes. Play Video >>

"" WRAP: Food Waste Reduction. WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) works with businesses, individuals and communities to achieve a circular economy through helping them reduce waste, develop sustainable products and use resources in an efficient way. About 21 minutes. Play Video >>

"" The Global Food Waste Scandal. TED Talk by Tristram Stuart. Western countries throw out nearly half of their food, not because it's inedible, but because it doesn't look appealing. Stuart delves into the shocking data of wasted food, calling for a more responsible use of global resources. About 14 minutes. Play Video >>

"" How To End The Food Waste Fiasco. TEDx Talk by Rob Greenfield. There are millions around the world who don’t know where their next meal will come from. Rob is on a mission to solve this problem. We can all easily be a part of the solution… and it starts with a dumpster. About 18 minutes. Play Video >>

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