In Organic We Trust 2013 NR CC

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Our food system is broken: Is organic the answer? It's time to reveal the true meaning of organic and look beyond the label for solutions. Change is happening from the soil up.

Starring:
Nyeila Grissom, Linda Domeyer
Runtime:
1 hour, 22 minutes

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Genres Documentary
Director Kip Pastor
Starring Nyeila Grissom, Linda Domeyer
Supporting actors Ben Skolnik, Lisa McClain, Gina McClain, Kip Pastor, James Howard, Allison Karman, Janice Karman, Vanessa Bagdasarian, Eugene Sanchez, Richard Westbrook, Miguel Castedo, Maria Castedo, Kelley Bryan-McNeal, Jessica Quinones, Lauren Lubrino, Brian Bennett, The Naked Cowboy, Judith Redmond
Studio Gravitas Ventures
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Tony F on August 27, 2013
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Brings to light how industry is getting into the market of organics, which is actually bringing down the quality of foods.
Encourages me to keep going to farmers markets instead of buying organics at the grocery store.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By JeffP on August 14, 2013
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Unlike most food documentaries, this guy actually seems to have done his homework and took the time to dig into things that many of us take for granted. He talked to people, and used the knowledge he gained from those interviews to seek out other experts to get the rest of that part of the story. It seems very well rounded and well thought out. It fills in a previously sketchy part of the whole clean food revolution. Most people interested in what is in the food they eat will learn something from this film.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Dingfelder on July 16, 2013
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In Organic We Trust is an amiable introduction to organic food, organic farming, and some of the people, including farmers, regulators, and chefs, involved in what has now become a billion dollar industry.

If you're like me, you'll enjoy the interviews and the pilot projects established to feed organic food to school kids, to start urban gardens, to bring foodstamp usage to farmers markets so even poor people can eat well, and the facts and figures and graphics that move the narrative along. At the movie's end, you might also wind up feeling you learned less than you thought you would.

The movie starts out with some myth-busting and analysis but quickly turns toward feel-good segments embracing organics, leaving itself flabbier in the end than it was in the beginning. It addresses that one of the main benefits of organic foods is that organic farming doesn't use some of the most harmful pesticides, many of which do not have long-term studies showing the effect of their accumulation in the body. There is a gamble to everything, and organic food reduces some risk. But In Organic We Trust doesn't have much to say about the difference between organic and non-organic pesticides. It points out that there is one, but stops short of any analysis you can take with you when the movie is done. How harmful are organic pesticides? Yes, they are naturally occurring, but so are radon gas and rattlesnakes -- how seriously should we take the difference between natural and artificial pesticides? How much should that difference guide our buying choices?

It similarly comes up short in not mentioning antibiotic use. Antibiotics remain present in the flesh of the animals that consume them. That means they show up in the people who eat them. Does it matter?
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By ValentinaC on March 31, 2013
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This was a really enlightening and engaging film - great to find out
the meaning behind the labels and beyond that, how to eat healthy.
Highly recommend it to anyone who wants to know what is in the food
they are buying and have the tools in hand to make informed choices.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By LynnRDH on December 9, 2014
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Being a fan of the slow food movement, I liked this film. I think it did a good job presenting both the pros and cons of using the term organic by questioning what organic really means at least in the sense of being certified by USDA. I liked the interviews with people that are actually growing organically. It also presented a fair representation of the fact that organic foods may not necessarily be higher in nutrients than non-organic foods but the benefit lies in the reduced risk from consuming the chemical pesticides. The main difference in nutrients lies primarily in the soil and in how quickly food is eaten after harvest in order to retain the most nutrition. This makes a strong case for locally grown food whether it is organic or not. But having the added benefit of being grown organically without harmful chemicals is a plus. It is basically the way my grandparents ate. School nutrition could have been a whole other film but it is good to see what some people are doing to promote healthier foods for kids. If they do not grow up eating these foods, it may be harder for them to grow to like them as adults. Overall, it was inspiring.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By slowlo on August 24, 2013
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Last half was worth the wait, well done. I enjoyed the various people interviewed. Time to go plant my garden!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By RuthK on November 26, 2014
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I enjoyed this and feel I learned from it, too. It didn't increase my confidence in the USDA's concern for the public welfare, though. They've become a little too independent of the original intent, and even the letter, of the law that created the organic designation. Unfortunately, the corporations have taken over and are tearing the standards to shreds. We'll have a fight on our hands to restore balance.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Doug R. Troupe on December 9, 2013
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Very good information. Lots of open questions still about the meaning of Organic. Recommended to people interested in meaning of Organic and how people perceive the meaning.

Doug
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