New Film Explores What’s Organic About Organic

September 3, 2009 by


The upcoming film, WHAT’S ORGANIC ABOUT “ORGANIC?” rings the alarm for the need to develop an ecological consciousness.  The film illustrates that the organic food debate extends well beyond personal choice and into the realm of social responsibility.

Each of the film’s characters is intimately connected to the organic world; they’re farmers, activists, and scientists.  While many folks can easily endorse “organic,” the characters in the film take the discussion beyond just shopping for another eco-label. As we glimpse into each of their lives, we see how organic agriculture has the potential to solve many of our environmental and health problems.  The film will explore how organic farming can be used as a soil and air protection system, a healthy solution to toxic pollution, and an innovative means to combat global warming.

WHAT’S ORGANIC ABOUT “ORGANIC?” delves into the debates that arise when a grassroots agricultural movement evolves into a booming international market.  As the film moves from farm fields to government meetings to industry trade shows, we see the hidden costs of conventional agriculture.  We also see how our health, the health of our planet, and the agricultural needs of our society are all intimately connected.  The film compels us to look forward, towards a new vision for our culture and encourages us to ask, “What should our future food system look like?”

Producer/Director: Shelley Rogers; Producer: Emily Triantaphyllis; Co-Producer: Beth Morrissey

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  1. David said:

    Organic farming with its low yields and high loss rates due to insects and disease is not only a huge waste of food, it is a wasteful use of our natural resources. Organic farming requires more land to produce the same amount of food. This takes land away from wildlife and other environmental uses.

    — September 4, 2009 @ 13:32

  2. Shelley Rogers said:

    David, your assertions are wrong. The UN Environment Programme has concluded that organic farming can feed the world without increasing the agricultural land base. Organic methods are vital to our planet’s biodiversity and survival.

    — September 4, 2009 @ 15:26

  3. Robin said:

    Thanks for the timely and healthy debate. I’m afraid I agree with Shelley…and I hope we can all begin to think more about local urban farms as well.

    — September 4, 2009 @ 17:29

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