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Forks over Knives
Call Number: DVD Documentary 4775
This film examines the claim that most if not all degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.
Call Number: DVD Documentary 4005
Explores the U.S. commercial food industry, examining corporate control of supply and market. The film seeks to demonstrate how the incentive for corporate profit can overwhelm consumer health needs, as well as the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and the environment.
The Future of Food
Call Number: DVD Documentary 2600
Unravels the complex web of market and political forces that are changing the nature of what we eat. Explores organic and sustainable agriculture as alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture.
Call Number: DVD Documentary 5371
Fresh celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.
End of the Line
Call Number: DVD Documentary 4424
Charts the devastating ecological impact of overfishing by interweaving both local and global stories of sharply declining fish populations, including the imminent extinction of the bluefin tuna.
Call Number: DVD Documentary 4059
Fueled by curiosity and a dash of naiveté, college buddies Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis return to their ancestral home of Greene, Iowa, to find out how the modest corn kernel conquered America.
Seed: The Untold Story
Call Number: DVD Documentary 6738
Seed: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy.
Vanishing of the Bees
Call Number: DVD Documentary 3590 #69
Vanishing of the Bees: Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives. Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, this phenomenon has brought beekeepers to crisis in an industry responsible for producing hundreds of varieties of fruits and vegetables. Commercial honeybee operations pollinate crops that make up one out of every three bites of food on our tables.
We Feed the World
Call Number: DVD Documentary 4231
A globe-trotting exposé of our modern agricultural system. From struggling fishermen and long-distance truckers, to agronomists and multi-national corporate executives.
Asparagus!: Stalking the American Life | A Growing Season | Good Stewards.
Call Number: DVD Documentary 3590 #42
Three films look at the farmers and farming responsible for the food we eat. Michigan asparagus farmers must find creative ways to save their livelihood in the face of unfair competition supported by government trade policies. A growing season follows Ontario farmer John Gorzo Jr. from the spring planting through the fall harvest, revealing how incredibly hard farmers work to produce our food. Good stewards shows how the entire community must contribute to ensuring agricultural survival and success.
Open Sesame: the Story of Seeds
Call Number: DVD Documentary 6593
Seeds provide the basis for everything from fabric, to food to fuels. Seeds are as essential to life as the air we breathe or water we drink, but given far less attention. Over the past one hundred years seeds have shifted from being common heritage to sovereign property. This film tells the story of seeds by following the challenges and triumphs of some of their stewards and advocates.
Ingredients: Who's Your Farmer? A sumptuous documentary journey featuring the people inside a movement to bring personal and economic health back to our communities. Spanning four seasons, Ingredients illustrates what's good about food in America.
Call Number: DVD Documentary 4870
Access World News This link opens in a new windowThis comprehensive news collection is ideal for exploring issues and events at the local, regional, national or international levels. Its diverse source types include print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos. Includes more than 80 Spanish language newspapers.
Nexis Uni This link opens in a new windowArticles from newspaper, magazine, business, and legal sources.
New York Times Historical (1851 - 2018) This link opens in a new windowDigital version of the New York Times in print from 1851 to 2018. Note: some images are blocked due to copyright.
America's Historical Newspapers 1690-1922 This link opens in a new windowAmerica’s Historical Newspapers offers searchable digital facsimiles of thousands of newspapers from all 50 states. With eyewitness reporting, editorials, letters, advertisements, obituaries and much more, this acclaimed collection uniquely chronicles the evolution of American culture and daily life from 1690 to the early 20th century.
The Kitchen Sisters- Hidden Kitchens
Hidden Kitchens, a gorgeous body of non-narrated documentary work that is part anthropology, part historical appraisal, all love letter. Each installment explores the many quiet, often overlooked spaces where communities gather around food, and where culture subsequently emerges.
The Racist Sandwich
The Racist Sandwich explores the idea that both food and the ways we consume, create, and interpret it can be political. From discussions about racism in food photography to interviews with chefs of color about their experiences in the restaurant world.
The Splendid Table
The Splendid Table, hosted by award-winning food writer Francis Lam, has been an original weekend companion, celebrating the intersection of food and life for more than two decades. A culinary, culture and lifestyle program, it has hosted our nation's conversations about cooking, sustainability and food culture.