Factory Farms Protest Sign In Iowa

As We Sow: The Corporate Farm

I started “documenting” in 2001, not “making a documentary” exactly, because I really didn’t know what it was going to end up being. The New York Times had run a series of articles about the disappearance of small towns across the Midwest, about communities drying up and farmers forced off the land. I wanted to […]

Circa 1929, Off the Coast of what is now known as Woods Hole Observatory

Industrial Agriculture and the Organic Alternative: Rachel Carson’s Contribution

Part 2: However insightful it was, the organic vision that Howard and his peers, notably Lady Eve Balfour in England and J.I. Rodale in America, had outlined by 1950 was incompatible with the changes then transforming commercial agriculture. The components of this transformation were not all that new – chemically derived fertilizers and pesticides were introduced in the nineteenth century and hybrid seeds and mechanized tractors became commercially available during the 1920s.

The New Film: Food Inc.

CBS News Interviews journalist Michael Pollan, along with Food Inc. producer and director, Robert Kenner. Watch CBS Videos Online Tomatoes that don’t taste like a tomato (but hey, they also don’t bruise), cloned animal meats (really?), and a look behind the curtain of food production in America; this film presents a grim view inside our […]