Films that connect you to the origins of your food.
Episode 5 - with Dan Barber of Hudson Valley, NY
I am not saying everyone should not eat meat or that I am a vegan but what I do wish is more people ate less meat and were more educated on where their food comes from. The quality of your food matters. There is a large disconnect between the animal and the slab of color in your local grocery store's chilled section. I chose this specific episode because I believe it is so important to not only understand where your food comes from but to respect the life you're consuming. Dan Barber talks about a better way of raising animals for consumption. People are going to do what they want no matter what so instead of shouting "don't eat meat!" I believe it is best to educate everyone so they can make the best choices for themselves. I also believe more respect should be given to the animals being consumed and it is proven that animals who lead a happier life taste better.
Down to Earth
Episode 2 "France" - H2O
Hydration is key to creating a healthy environment internally and externally for your body. But what kind of water should we be drinking? This episode is full of great information and shows what other countries are doing to ensure their citizens have quality potable water. After watching this episode I changed the water I drank on a daily basis from purified water to natural spring and mineral water. I am lucky enough to live in an area with a natural spring. Not only am I healthier but I am connecting with nature on a new level.
I think it is so interesting to learn about different cultures. One thing we all have in common is food. There are so many different ways to prepare a meal. How better to get to know your fellow human beings than through the way they eat?