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These documentaries will make you think twice about the food you consume

From exposes of corruption and fraud in food production to bodybuilders going vegan, these food documentaries will give you something to chew on

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In this fast-paced world where information about food is readily available, researching online can be overwhelming. Fortunately, these food documentaries make it easier to understand the origin and nature of the food we consume. Partnered with appealing visuals and humane insights, these stimulate not just our appetites, but our minds as well.

Chef’s Table: Pastry

Photo from Netflix

The award-winning documentary series from David Gelb has been going inside the kitchens and lives of the world’s best chefs for three seasons now, and the fourth season will have pastry chefs Will Goldfarb, Corrado Assenza, Jordi Roca, and Christina Tosi taking the spotlight to let viewers in on their struggles and victories in perfecting desserts.

Streaming on Netflix on April 13

Rotten

This six-episode documentary reveals shocking truths of corruption, crime, and fraud that surround some of our basic commodities. For instance, the pilot episode unveils the shady business of mixing honey with hidden additives and marketing it as “pure honey” to supply growing demands despite the increasing number of bees dying all over the world. Now that big corporations have literally changed the nature and origin of the food we eat, this documentary aims to educate viewers and encourage them to be more mindful with their food choices.

Now streaming on Netflix

The Game Changers

Patrik Baboumian (Image courtesy of Sundance Institute and by The Game Changers)

James Cameron’s highly-anticipated documentary will aim to kill the mentality that meat is necessary for protein, strength, and optimum health by gathering testimonies from athletes, bodybuilders, soldiers, and even an action star who observed and experienced significant improvement in overall body condition by going vegan. The documentary will also provide scientific statistics and facts that will further debunk the “meat is masculine” mentality.

Showing soon in 2018

Eating Our Way to Extinction

It all started when Ludo and Otto Brockway’s short Facebook film on the dangers of animal agriculture went viral in 2016 and earned praises from social media and popular personalities. Now that they have the funds, the two will release a full-length feature film that will elaborate on the topic and present a science-based solution by switching to a plant-based lifestyle. The film will also present evidences that will expose the twisted economics going on in animal agriculture that prove it as one of the most corrupt industries in the world.

Showing soon in 2018

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