Film & Video
- SustainableSustainable is a film about the land, the people who work it and what must be done to sustain it for future generations. The narrative of the film focuses on Marty Travis, a seventh-generation farmer in central Illinois who watched his land and community fall victim to the pressures of big agribusiness.
- In defense of food: an eater's manifestoLooking at what science does and does not know about diet and health, food journalist Michael Pollan proposes a new way to think about what to eat, informed by ecology and tradition rather than by the nutrient-by-nutrient approach
- Just eat it : a food waste storyFilmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away,
- Carb-loaded: A culture dying to eatThis film explores the modern American diet and its connection with the growing crises of diabetes and obesity.
- Grazers : a cooperative storyFor two tumultuous years Grazers: A Cooperative Story chronicles an unlikely group of fiercely independent farmers in upstate New York as they struggle to form a cooperative to sell their grass fed beef and are almost undone by a broken food system and their own naiveté.
Chats in the Stacks
Mann Library recordings of "Chats in the Stacks" presentations related to food science.