Expanding Your Mind With Documentaries

Millions of people around the world watch some sort of television show or movie everyday. Sure watching mindless, entertaining ones can be nice after a long day. However, today’s post is about movies that have an impact. Personally these movies tugged at my heart strings and have definitely made me think differently about certain products, companies, and ways of life. I strongly urge you to watch some or even all of these videos if given the chance. I am sure some may think some of these videos as one sided with an agenda but I promise you their  agendas are to better the lives of human beings, the animals we eat, as well as the land we live off of.



Food Matter examines how the food we eat can help or hurt our health. Specialists discuss topics on organic food, food safety, raw foodism, and nutritional therapy. Found On Netflix




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An startling look inside America’s corporate controlled food industry. Found On Netflix

A look into America’s obesity epidemic and the food industry’s role in aggravating it. Found On Netflix

Experts, parents, teachers and kids are coming to the realization that childhood obesity isn’t the real issue, but rather a symptom of a bigger problem. Lack of knowledge of what healthy foods are & access to healthy and affordable options. In the movie it is seen that when empowered, kids often make the surprising choice of the healthier path. Here is to kids, taking the lead in getting healthier options on their own menu. Found on Netflix




Showing and exposing secrets the diet, weight loss and food industries don’t want you to know about deceptive strategies designed to keep you coming back for more. What’s keeping you from having the body and health you deserve? Found on Netflix






Former ABC show that followed Oliver as he attempted to reform the US school lunch programs, help American society fight obesity and change their eating habits in order to live healthier and longer lives.




This movie looks at the claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. Found On Netflix






A look at how American agricultural policy and food culture developed in the 20th century, and how a food movement rebelled against big agribusiness to launch the local organic food movement.






The shocking, yet humorous, journey of an aspiring environmentalist, while he seeks to find the real solution to the most pressing environmental issues and true path to sustainability. Found On Netflix





Each of us unknowingly consumes genetically engineered food on a daily basis. The risks and effects to our health and the environment are largely unknown. Yet more and more studies are being conducted around the world, which only provide even more reason for concern.  GMO OMG tells the story of a fathers discovery of GMOs in relationship to his 3 young children and the world around him. Found On Netflix



8 short Ted Talks about different aspects of food. It varies from teaching our children about food and sugar consumption, school lunches, being a weekday vegetarian, and feeding the whole world. Found On Netflix






Three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks and learn what it’s all about. They have no idea that so much more than steak is at stake and that the planet’s fate may fall on their plates. Before long, they find themselves risking everything to expose an industry they supported just weeks before. Part sociological experiment and part adventure comedy. Found On Netflix



Great documentary of how the food industry sugar-coated science, sweetened the food supply, and seduced a planet, one spoonful at a time. Found On Netflix






A  circle of friends dumpster dive in multiple L.A.’s supermarkets. In the process they uncover thousands of dollars worth of good food and an ugly truth about waste in America: grocery stores know they are wasting and most refuse to do anything about it.






Looks at the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil.







Wars of the future will be fought over water as they are over oil today. This source of human survival is entering the global marketplace and political arena. Corporations, investors, and corrupt governments fight for control of our dwindling supply.






A man makes a resolution to stop using plastic bags at the grocery store. Little does he know that this simple decision will change his life completely. Coming to the conclusion that our consumptive use of plastic has finally caught up to us, and looks at what we can do about it. Today. Right now






A documentary on modern society’s ‘addiction’ to plastic; our prolific use of this product, its effects on the earth and on us, and where our unwanted plastic ends up.





Setting out to discover the effects of the global waste problem, traveling around the world to destinations tainted by pollution. This is a meticulous, brave investigative journey that takes people from skepticism to sorrow and from horror to hope.





A journey of discovery to one of the most remote places on Earth, Midway Atoll, to uncover the truth behind the mystery of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Scientists, industry, legislators and activists shed light on what our society’s vast consumption of disposable plastic is doing to our oceans, and what it may be doing to our health. Found On Netflix





They say the only remedy for disconnecting people from the natural world is connecting them to it again.





If you have any other suggested documentaries I am always excited to hear of more! Thanks. 


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