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In Organic We Trust (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 12 February 2012 (USA)
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A documentary that follows director Kip Pastor on a personal journey to answer commonly asked questions about organic food: What exactly is organic? Is it really better, or just a marketing scam?

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Kip Pastor

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Kip Pastor
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Nyeila Grissom Nyeila Grissom ... Self
Linda Domeyer Linda Domeyer ... Self
Ben Skolnik Ben Skolnik ... Self
Lisa McClain Lisa McClain ... Self
Gina McClain Gina McClain ... Self
Kip Pastor Kip Pastor ... Self
James Howard James Howard ... Self
Allison Karman Allison Karman ... Self
Janice Karman ... Self
Vanessa Bagdasarian Vanessa Bagdasarian ... Self
Eugene Sanchez Eugene Sanchez ... Self
Richard Westbrook Richard Westbrook ... Self
Miguel Castedo Miguel Castedo ... Self
Maria Castedo Maria Castedo ... Self
Kelley Bryan-McNeal Kelley Bryan-McNeal ... Self
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We can no longer stomach our food system. It's killing more and more Americans and costing billions in health care. 73% of Americans eat organic food, because they think it's healthier. But is it really the solution or just a marketing scam? When "organic" became a brand, everything changed. Small local farmers couldn't keep up with demand and big corporations went into the business. The philosophy and the label grew apart. Can processed gummy bears or bananas flown halfway across the world truly be organic? This film looks beyond organic for practical solutions for me and you. Local farmer's markets, school gardens, and urban farming are revolutionizing the way eat. Change is happening from the soil up. Get involved. Eat different. Written by Anonymous

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Definitely worth viewing
4 July 2013 | by DeeNine-2See all my reviews

Director Kip Pastor talks to a lot of people in the organic food business including those passionate about organics to those skeptical of the value of organic foods. He shows us how fast and large the industry has grown and he shows us why.

He shows us that people are concerned about their health and they want to eat right. But most people have no idea what "organic" means. The rules for being organic are arcane even mysterious and yes they do spray. But what they spray is apparently less toxic than what Big Agriculture sprays.

One of the things I learned is that there are levels of being organic both in terms of size (small organic farms are being gobbled up by the big guys) and in terms of just how "pure" the farmers are. I also learned that the label "organic," even the green and white "USDA organic," on a food does not guarantee that the food is better than something conventionally produced. However I think organic is on average superior, and this video supports that belief. And that is basically (and vaguely) what some of the people Pastor interviewed thought. More nutritional? Maybe. Maybe not. Safer? I would say very likely.

How boring or interesting is this video to the average viewer? Probably only so-so. To someone clearly interested in knowing what organic is all about? Interesting. Should you as a home ed teacher show this to your class? Yes.

—Dennis Littrell, author of "The World Is Not as We Think It Is"


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12 February 2012 (USA) See more »

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Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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