We Feed The World
Every day in Vienna the amount of unsold bread sent back to be disposed of is enough to supply Austria's second-largest city, Graz. Around 350,000 hectares of agricultural land, above all in Latin America, are dedicated to the cultivation of soybeans to feed Austria's livestock while one quarter of the local population starves. Every European eats ten kilograms a year of artificially irrigated greenhouse vegetables from southern Spain, with water shortages the result.
In WE FEED THE WORLD, Austrian filmmaker Erwin Wagenhofer traces the origins of the food we eat. His journey takes him to France, Spain, Romania, Switzerland, Brazil and back to Austria.
Leading us through the film is an interview with Jean Ziegler, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food.
WE FEED THE WORLD is a film about food and globalisation, fishermen and farmers, long-distance lorry drivers and high-powered corporate executives, the flow of goods and cash flow–a film about scarcity amid plenty. With its unforgettable images, the film provides insight into the production of our food and answers the question what world hunger has to do with us .
Interviewed are not only fishermen, farmers, agronomists, biologists and the UN's Jean Ziegler, but also the director of production at Pioneer, the world's largest seed company, as well as Peter Brabeck, Chairman and CEO of Nestlé International, the largest food company in the world
What do you think,sounds pretty interesting to me..
kyo121 wrote:i don't know...doesn't sound like a documentary i could sit through if it doesn't have any solutions to give, as a farmer living in a farming oriented community i can tell you that farmers are by far very under appreciated by the people that would probably be starving or at the very least be malnutrition without our products. Small farms are dying and sold off each year increasing till someday i suppose only corporations would be only one left running the farms. Each years new laws and regulations comes out that requires farmers to upgrade or suffer the consequences of either having their drop destroyed or at the very least deem poor quality and have to resort to selling it under priced hence lowering the farm income and taking it one step closer to it's end.
I think it is a documentary ,i dont have the full file yet as some ejit on conspiracy central stopped seeding..
If anyone is interested,you so you know,this is foreign with subtitles....which was a bit off putting still makes for a good documentary,especially when you see the amount of food that goes to waste...
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