Food for Thought
Presents the environmental effects of eating meat.
Featuring science writer Roger Bingham, this is a fascinating update of information first presented in Bullfrog's "Diet for a Small Planet" about the environmental consequences of a meat-centered diet.
Directed by Robert Dean and Roger Bingham
Produced by KCET
Comparing a cow to a gas-guzzling automobile, Bingham explains the inefficiency of using meat as fuel for the human body, especially in light of the environmental impact of raising all that meat--from loss of topsoil, and groundwater depletion and pollution, to methane's contribution to global warming, and the growing gap between the rich and poor nations.
Grade Level: 7-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 1990
Copyright Date: 1990
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-692-6
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-042-0
"This well-balanced, thought-provoking companion to FAT CITY urges viewers to weigh the taste for beef against global responsibilities."
"Instructively but humorously compares the environmental effects of driving a car with meat-eating...Show this one to school and civic groups just before lunch and watch hamburger sales plummet."
The Animals' Agenda
"Would interest a wide range of viewers from junior high level to adult...a good buy for libraries or schools looking for fairly objective, informational videos on this topic."
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"This well-balanced, thought-provoking companion to FAT CITY urges viewers to weigh the taste for beef against global responsibilities." Booklist
Awards and Festivals
Birmingham International Film Festival
U.S. Environmental Film Festival
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