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There are many interesting documentaries on the subject of food, and this is just a small
selection. Most of these titles are available for instant watch on Netflix or Apple TV, but
if you’d like to own them, here are the links.

Food, Inc.
Food Matters
Food Fight
Forks Over Knives
Fast Food Nation
Super Size Me
King Corn
Simply Raw
Hungry for Change

Useful Websites

EWG: Nation’s leading environmental health research and advocacy. Produces very useful guides on toxins and household or personal care products, tips on keeping kids healthy, and much more.

Eat Wild: Eat Wild is the #1 clearinghouse for information about pasture-based farming and features a state-by-state directory of local farmers who sell directly to consumers.

Healthy Child, Healthy World: Practical advice for creating healthier homes so children can be protected from toxic exposure.

Local Harvest: Use this website to find farmers’ markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, and fin out where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.

Weston A. Price Foundation: Dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research and activism, the weston A. Price Foundation is a great place to research traditional foods and learn about them.

Practical Applications

Ontomni: free app that allows you to organize your grocery lists by aisle and/or store, and lets you email the list to someone, very useful if your spouse or partner is near the store.

Dirty Dozen (EWG): updated every year, this app lists the least and most pesticide contaminated produce. Know what to buy organic, and what is OK to get conventional.

Fooducate: This app grades your food, explains what’s really inside each product, and offers healthier alternatives.

Eat Local: Find out what’s in season in any state this month.

Seafood Watch: compiled by the Monterey Bay Aquarium, this app brings you up-to-date information on ocean-friendly fish and seafood.

Buycott: this app lets you scan products or services and find out what brand it belongs to, and which company owns that brand. This allows you to support causes that you care about and avoid brands that don’t.