Food Beware: The French Organic Revolution (2008)

Genres - Science & Technology  |   Sub-Genres - Diet & Nutrition, Environmental Science, Social Issues  |   Release Date - Oct 16, 2009 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 112 min.  |   Countries - France  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Jason Buchanan

Documentary filmmaker Jean-Paul Jaud sets out to discover if contemporary society can create a food supply that isn't littered with contaminants by exploring the current trend of organic, localized food production in France. The current generation is the very first in history that will grow up less healthy than the one that preceded it. Cancer and infertility rates are skyrocketing. Could it have something to do with our tainted food supplies? By paying a visit to a remote French village where the lunch menu is comprised entirely of organic, locally grown foods, Jaud highlights the ways in which some communities are shunning food industry giants to go back to the basics. A wide variety of interviews with everyone from researchers to schoolchildren reveal the deep flaws that exist within the food industry and raise thought-provoking questions about what can be done to correct them.



food, France, health, nutrition, organic-food, organic-gardening