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America is facing a food crisis driven by profitability and a lack of consumer education. While the window to transforming our heartland continues to shrink, passionate individuals have emerged who provide hope that the health of our nation might still remain within our grasp. Sustainable weaves together expert analysis of America's food and farming system with a powerful narrative of one extraordinary farmer who is determined to create a sustainable future for his community. Amidst the cornfields of Illinois lives the hero of the film - Marty Travis, a seventh-generation farmer who watched his land and community fall victim to the pressures of big agribusiness. Determined to create a proud legacy for his son, Marty transforms his profitless wasteland and pioneers the sustainable food movement in Chicago. The film unearths the future of agriculture - a marriage of age-old tradition and groundbreaking science. Industry pioneers from around the nation reveal the secrets behind human ...

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Strong start but a flawed ending
11 September 2019 | by saeidi_61See all my reviews

I liked the first part of the movie, when they talked about growing organic grains and vegetables, but then the story tried to explain how to correctly raise livestock. Scientifically, we are at a point that raising animals for food has issues regarding the environment, animal rights, and our health. So, I didn't find the later part of the documentary in line with the concerns of United Nations and other major environmental institutions. If we look at the issue of world hunger today, with all the industrialized animal farming methods, we realize that still we cannot feed everyone on the planet, let alone we raise animals in a slower pace methods. Of course it is not going to be sustainable in terms of being able to feed people.


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