Books and Movies

We love reading and watching movies.  And we love the environment. So why not combine them? Here’s a list of movies and books we’ve reviewed that we think are worth a look. If you have other books and movies you would like to see reviewed by us, contact us!

The Dirty Life by Kristen Kimball
A great book about organic farming and finding love in the simple life.  Read our review to see if you’ll want to add to your book list!

The Island President. A film by Jon Shenk
“The Island President tells the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a man confronting a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced–the literal survival of his country and everyone in it .” Read our review to learn more about it!

Soil Not Oil by Vandana Shiva
“With Soil Not Oil, Vandana Shiva connects the dots between industrial agriculture and climate change. Shiva shows that a world beyond dependence on fossil fuels and globalization is both possible and necessary.” Read our review to see what we thought!

Taste the Waste. A film by Valentin Thurn
“A documentary about the worldwide destruction of food. Why do we throw away so much? And how can we stop this kind of waste?” Read our review and about our blogger’s experiment with minimizing food waste.

Tomatoland by Barry Estabrook
“Tomatoes are picked hard and green and artificially gassed until their skins acquire a marketable hue. Modern plant breeding has tripled yields, but has also produced fruits with dramatically reduced amounts of calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin C, and tomatoes that have fourteen times more sodium than the tomatoes our parents enjoyed. The relentless drive for low costs has fostered a thriving modern-day slave trade in the United States. How have we come to this point?” Read our review to know more!

Tangled Roots by Deborah Barndt
Tangled Roots takes a look at the connections between women, work, and globalization as it follows the tomato from farm to table.  A great read for anyone interested in the role of labor in the environmental movement!

Turn Here Sweet Corn by Atina Diffley

Atina Diffley’s book follows her journey as an organic farmer: from the path she took to become a farmer to the struggles to make organic farming work to the catalyst to turn her into an activist. Turn Here is a love story to environmental activism and using food as community. Read our review and our series on Redefining Food.


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