Below is a collection of some of the most important documentaries on lectures on food production and farming. We believe everybody should watch them. Please spend some time learning and enjoying from some of the best and brightest minds in the area of farming and ecological sustainability.
These researchers freely share their wisdom garnered from experience and scientific exploration. They will help you understand the ways we can work with nature, rather than destroying it, to yield the healthiest foods possible in ways that are both environmentally sound and profitable for farmers.
Back to Eden (Full Documentary)
“Back to Eden” invites you to take a walk with Paul as he teaches you sustainable organic growing methods that are capable of being implemented in diverse climates around the world.
Some of the vital issues facing agriculture today include soil preparation, fertilization, irrigation, weed control, pest control, crop rotation, and PH issues. None of these issues exist in the unaltered state of nature or in Paul’s gardens and orchard.
After years of back-breaking toil in ground ravaged by the effects of man-made growing systems, Paul Gautschi has discovered a taste of what God intended for mankind in the garden of Eden.
Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives
Never-Before-Seen-Evidence points to genetically engineered foods as a major contributor to rising disease rates in the US population, especially among children. Gastrointestinal disorders, allergies, inflammatory diseases, and infertility are just some of the problems implicated in humans, pets, livestock, and lab animals that eat genetically modified soybeans and corn.
Monsanto’s strong arm tactics, the FDA’s fraudulent policies, and how the USDA ignores a growing health emergency are also laid bare. This sometimes shocking film may change your diet, help you protect your family, and accelerate the consumer tipping point against genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
When ecologist Allan Savory ordered the slaughter of over 40,000 elephants from African deserts to try and stop desertification and the problem actually got worse, he was so devastated that he dedicated his life to finding out the cause and solution to desertification.
The amazing discovery that Allan Savory made was how intensive-grazing animals, like we do here at Brookfront Farms, is the ONLY way to re-green deserts and save the world.
We hope you enjoy this presentation from TED talks 2013.
Gabe Brown is a nationally renowned speaker and pioneer in the soil health movement. Gabe & his family operate a 5000 acre diversified farm in North Dakota which includes crops, pasture, and beef cattle.
His operation focuses on regeneration of soils and farm resources using a systems approach which includes no-till, diverse crop rotations, diverse species cover crops, and grazing.
His success with this systems approach has made him a true “low cost producer”, giving him the ability to move beyond sustainable.
The salad bar beef production model offers hope to rural communities, to struggling row-crop farmers, and to frustrated beef eaters who do not want to encourage desertification, air and water pollution, environmental degradation and inhumane animal treatment.
Because this is a program weighted toward creativity, management, entrepreneurism and observation, it breathes fresh air into farm economics.
Greg Judy and his wife Jan run a successful 1400 acre livestock grazing operation in Missouri founded on the principles of holistic, high density, planned grazing that results in sustainable lush forage.
Greg willingly shares the “how-to” of his operation through public speaking and writing to enable others to create a successful business based on his grazing techniques.