Food Documentaries


The Solari Report recommends the following documentaries which explore the subject of food:

A Silent Forest – The Growing Threat, Genetically Engineered Trees
Are you ready for Franken-forests? This award winning documentary film explores the growing global threat of genetically engineered trees to our environment and human health.
David vs. Monsanto
This film tells the story of Canadian farmer Percy Schmeiser’s stand against Monsanto.
Dirt! The Movie
This one focuses on soil and will reconnect you with the wonder and the importance of protecting and nurturing the dirt around us. Among other things, it helps you to feel the power of composting.
Dr. Frances Pottinger (Pottinger’s Cats)
People go to great lengths to access raw milk. Dr. Pottinger’s experiments with cats explain why.
Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
Get ready for a truly inspirational experience. Australian Joe Cross restores his health with a juicing diet as he travels across the US engaging Americans in conversation about diet and nutrition. Trucker Phil Staples joins with his own juicing fast in the most compelling description of real economic solutions to the American health crisis.
Food, Inc.
The risks of industrialized foods are laid out in living color. Food, Inc. exposes the American Corporate food processing system. Everyone should see this one.
The good guys (Will Allen, Joel Salatin and more) inspire you to reconnect with your fresh food self. Their aim is “to help grow FRESH food, ideas, and become active participants in an exciting, vibrant, and fast-growing movement.”
Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives
This film presents the evidence that points to GM foods as a major contributor to rising disease rates in the US.
Homegrown Revolution
For over twenty years, the Dervaes family has transformed their home into an urban homestead. They harvest nearly 3 tons of organic food from their 1/10-acre garden while incorporating many back-to-basics practices, as well as solar energy and biodiesel.
Jeffrey Smith Series (read the blog post)
No one has done more than Jeffrey Smith to warn us of the dangers of GMO. In his GMO Trilogy, he puts together a package of great scenes and experiences, including the story of a school in Wisconsin that switched to fresh, local food that resulted in radical changes in academic performance and behavior from the kids.
Life & Debt in Jamaica
Watch how industrialized agriculture destroys the local economy and takes control of the food system. It is not just happening “there.” It is happening “here” too. If consumers refuse to play along and support local farmers, we can protect ourselves and our economy.
Life Running Out of Control
A wide-ranging, international perspective on the science and ethics of genetic engineering.
Obesity: Killer At Large
Lest you think that the large corporations and the government don’t understand that the food system is poisoning the population, particularly children, this one will set you right.
One Man, One Cow, One Planet
Biodynamic New Zealand farmer Peter Proctor inspires a fresh revolution in India and everyone who watches this video. Watch healthy farming restoring people, economies, and communities.
Scientists Under Attack
One of the Bertram Verhag series, this powerful documentary tells the stories of two scientists, Dr Arpad Pusztai and Dr Ignacio Chapela, whose research showed negative findings on genetically modified foods and crops.
Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days
Watch six Americans with ‘incurable’ diabetes switch their diet and get off insulin. This one helps everyone understand that we are what we eat.
Sir James Goldsmith Interview with Charlie Rose
If you think there is no centralized conspiracy to industrialize agriculture and control the food and seed supply, think again. Listen to one of the most successful businessmen in the world, risk his life and fortune to warn us about the meaning of GATT and the World Trade Organization.
Sugar the Bitter Truth
Someone filmed Dr. Robert Lustig giving a lecture to students and faculty at the University of San Francisco on the facts of what sugar does to our body, particularly those of children. The next thing Lustig knew, he was an Internet sensation.
Supersize Me
Morgan Spurlock eats at McDonald’s for thirty days, while his doctor warns him that it could cause permanent damage to his organs. This is a good one to help persuade teenagers to give up fast food.
Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World
This documentary describes the risks of aspartame. It even describes Donald Rumsfeld’s role in making it legal. You will never drink diet sodas again unless you want to induce seizures.
You knew that bottled water was not such a good idea. Here is the detail.
The Agro Rebel
The Agro Rebel introduces Austrian permaculturist Sepp Holzer who has created an edible landscape–and caused quite a stir in so doing.
The Bertram Verharg Series
Munich filmmaker Bertram Verharg’s series on food is a crowning achievement:

The Hidden Messages In Water
If you don’t yet understand that we are what we eat and what we think, you should explore the work of Masaru Emoto and the Hado Institute in Japan.
The Oiling of America
This speech by Sally Fallon of the Weston Price Foundation (the epicenter of the food freedom movement) addresses the real truth about fat. The entire war against lard and butter has been based on bad signs, faulty premises and lies. She unpacks the lies about animal fat and saturated fat.
The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil
This film addresses what happen when the Soviet Union collapsed, and Cuba lost its primary supply of oil. They had to reinvent their agriculture to produce without fossil fuels by going natural and organic. A lot of people had to reinvent themselves as farmers and gardeners. This is an interesting case study about agricultural transition.
The Real Dirt on Farmer John
Food can be fun. Watch a farmer never, never, never give up and find his way to creating and operating a successful CSA (Community Supported Agriculture).
The Unhealthy Truth
Robyn O’Brien was a busy mom, retired from a successful career as a stock analyst. Her painful conversion from skeptic to fresh food maven is one to which we can all relate. It shows how to get off the mainstream food system and start to access sources that protect your children.
The World According to Monsanto
Monsanto is regularly voted the worst corporation on the planet. Understanding Monsanto and their efforts to destroy and control the seed supply help you appreciate why shopping in any grocery store has become riskier than rock climbing.
Why in the World Are They Spraying?
Global spraying programs are impacting the quality of our food, water and the consolidation of ownership and control of farmland. Want to understand the financial system and economy around you? Want to know what they did not teach you in economics class?