Netflix and Chill: Foodie Binge
If you’re a “foodie in training” these are the films to watch. While this isn’t your typical “Netflix and Chill” evening and these movies won’t put you in some kind of mood, they are full of factoids, experts, shocking footage, solutions, and FOOD! I’ve picked my favorites and rated this list below with forks, but note these are my favorite so there’s nothing below 4 forks in this list. So cuddle up with your favorite foodies and get your education on. Oh and don’t forget to get my Organic Super Food Popcorn recipe so you can enjoy a healthy snack while you’re feeding your mind.
Food, Inc. 5 forks
Description: An unflattering look inside America’s corporate controlled food industry.
Food Matters 4 forks
Description: ‘Food Matters’ features interviews with leading health experts who reveal the best natural healing choices you can make for you and your family’s health. In the film, you’ll discover what works, what doesn’t and what’s potentially killing you when it comes to your health.
Frankensteer 4 forks
Description: Investigates the dangers to human health posed by feedlot-raised beef. FRANKENSTEER is a disturbing yet compelling documentary that reveals how the ordinary cow is being transformed into an antibiotic dependent, hormone-laced potential carrier of toxic bacteria, all in the name of cheaper food.
That Sugar Film 4 forks
Description: Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as ‘healthy’. Through this entertaining and informative journey, Damon highlights some of the issues that plague the sugar industry, and where sugar lurks on supermarket shelves. THAT SUGAR FILM will forever change the way you think about ‘healthy’ food. *only available on DVD, not streaming.
Cowspiracy 5 forks
COWSPIRACY: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today, and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.
Cesar’s Last Fast 4 forks
Description: Using a treasure of archive footage and personal interviews from Chavez’s colleagues and friends, the documentary illuminates the intensity of one man’s devotion and personal sacrifice. The archive footage in the film offers a rare glimpse from Chavez’s peers in the movement; including Dolores Huerta, and Filipino American activist Larry Itliong. CESAR’S LAST FAST tells of the birth of an economic justice movement and sheds light on an untold chapter of civil rights in America.
Cooked 4 forks
Description: Explored through the lenses of the four natural elements – fire, water, air, and earth – COOKED is an enlightening and compelling look at the evolution of what food means to us through the history of food preparation and its universal ability to connect us. Highlighting our primal human need to cook, the series urges a return to the kitchen to reclaim our lost traditions and to forge a deeper, more meaningful connection to the ingredients and cooking techniques that we use to nourish ourselves.
Super Size Me 4 forks
Description: While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald’s food for one month.
Forks Over Knives 5 forks
Description: “The feature film Forks Over Knives 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.” This film is available for streaming on Netflix.
Fed Up 5 forks
Description: This is the movie the food industry doesn’t want you to see. FED UP blows the lid off everything we thought we knew about food and weight loss, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry, aided by the U.S. government, to mislead and confuse the American public, resulting in one of the largest health epidemics in history. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (Oscar winning producer of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) and director Stephanie Soechtig, FED UP will change the way you eat forever.
Fat Sick and Nearly Dead 4 forks
Description: Part road trip, part self-help manifesto, FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD defies the traditional documentary format to present an unconventional and uplifting story of two men from different worlds who each realize that the only person who can save them is themselves.
Hungry for Change 4 forks
Description: A Documentary Film About Creating Lasting Weight Loss, Abundant Energy and Vibrant Health “This inspiring film has the power to transform your health!” – Anthony Robbins, World Renowned Peak Performance Expert.
Food Chains 4 forks
Description: There is so much interest in food these days yet there is almost no interest in the hands that pick that food. In the US, farm labor has always been one of the most difficult and poorly paid jobs and has relied on some of the nation’s most vulnerable people. While the legal restrictions which kept people bound to farms, like slavery, have been abolished, exploitation still exists, ranging from wage theft to modern-day slavery. These days, this exploitation is perpetuated by the corporations at the top of the food chain: supermarkets. Their buying power has kept wages pitifully low and has created a scenario where desperately poor people are willing to put up with anything to keep their jobs.
Fast Food Nation 4 forks
Description: A dramatic feature based on material from the incendiary book Fast Food Nation, a no-holds-barred exploration of the fast food industry that ultimately revealed the dark side of the “All American Meal.” *available on DVD not for streaming
GMO OMG 5 forks
Description: Today in the United States, by the simple acts of feeding ourselves, we are unwittingly participating in the largest experiment ever conducted on human beings. Each of us unknowingly consumes genetically engineered food on a daily basis. The risks and effects to our health and the environment are largely unknown. Yet more and more studies are being conducted around the world, which only provide even more reason for concern. We are the oblivious guinea pigs for wide-scale experimentation of modern biotechnology. GMO OMG tells the story of a father’s discovery of GMOs in relationship to his three young children and the world around him. We still have time to heal the planet, feed the world, and live sustainably. But we have to start now!
Farmegeddon 4 forks
Description: Americans’ right to access fresh, healthy foods of their choice is under attack. Farmageddon tells the story of small, family farms that were providing safe, healthy foods to their communities and were forced to stop, sometimes through violent action, by agents of misguided government bureaucracies, and seeks to figure out why.
PlantPure Nation 4 forks
Description: The documentary film PlantPure Nation tells the story of three people on a quest to spread the message of one of the most important health breakthroughs of all time. When nutritional scientist and author T. Colin Campbell inspires Kentucky State Representative Tom Riner to propose a pilot program documenting the health benefits of a plant-based diet, they inadvertently set in motion a series of events that expose powerful forces opposed to the diet. After industry lobbyists kill the pilot program, Dr. Campbell’s oldest son Nelson decides to try his own grassroots approach in his hometown of Mebane, North Carolina.
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Excellent list! Thanks for putting them all together. Definitively going to share this with a lot of people.