Using the Global Agrofood system to teach globalization, social justice, and economic sociology

Film, radio, and news cultivated for a popular audience is a great way to help students see connections between “real world concerns” with academic questions.  On this page, I categorize and list links to publicly available media that can help teachers teach social and ecological consequences of a globalizing agrofood system.


Developing country justice




Diet and regulation



  • Vandava Shiva discusses Monsanto
  • Phillip McMichael speaks on ‘peak soil, peak oil’; food crisis of 2007-2008; neoliberalism so developing countries couldn’t compete against artificially cheap prices from developed countries; underlying agrarian crisis – people pushed off land, as they couldn’t afford basic foods… resistance; land grab (governments and financiers investing in land to guarantee food for locals)  (3:55)