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.
- RadioLab on “Cornstalks Everywhere But Nothing Else, Not Even a Bee”
- Generation Food in Japan (Land restoration after nuclear, Japan, La Via Campenisa)
Developing country justice
- MST Brazil on landless peoples and pesticides
- La Via Campensina
- The BBC’s three part series, The Future of Food (2004)
- Multigenerational British farmer, wildlife filmmaker
- (Teaching on ag globalization and neocolonialism – see 33:44-39:00)
- Food Inc
- National Geographic on Food and Water – (note, needs adobe flash player)
- RELU discusses the comparative merits of consuming vegetables produced locally or overseas
- Poverty Law Center: Is the local food movement harmful for Americans who are food insecure?
- 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)