10 May 2016: short film – why do we need to change our food system?

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Fondation Nicolas Hulot (FNH) and the International Urban Food Network (IUFN) have produced a short film that explains why there is an urgent need  for action towards more sustainable food systems. It was produced as part of the Climate Change Urban Food Initiative launched in late 2015 by UNEP, FNH, IUFN.

It’s worth a few minutes of your time – you can see it here

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2 January 2016: In defense of food – the film by Michael Pollan

Just came across Michael Pollan’s film  – In defense of food. It looks excellent – you can see it for yourself (for a limited time) here

This is the summary from the website: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” With that seven-word maxim, US-based journalist Michael Pollan distills a career’s worth of reporting into a prescription for reversing the damage being done to people’s health by today’s industrially driven Western diet. Pollan offers an answer to one of the most urgent questions of our time: What should I eat to be healthy?