I don't know my 'why' of my flower garden. I like it. I enjoy it. It gives me peace and joy. I think it's pretty, it's a creative outlet, etc., etc., etc. But that doesn't really tell me 'why'. The vegetable garden, however, is different. It's not something I really enjoy. It's not my love. But I have a 'why', and so I have a vegetable garden.
What's my 'why'?
Well, I love movies based on historical facts, and historical documentaries. But, since I am a gardener, I have expanded that to seeing several documentaries on farming, food, and basically - eating. I like eating even more than I like documentaries!
Do you eat? There are three food documentaries that I think every person should see. If it doesn't change the way you eat, at least you will be informed. These documentaries are my 'why'.
1) The Future of Food (2004)
A documentary about genetically modified foods. Before watching this documentary, I had no opinion on genetically modified foods. It didn't affect me - I thought. Boy, was I wrong! What are they doing to food? You will be amazed!
|Lots of lettuce still in my garden.|
2) Food, Inc. (2008)
An illuminating documentary with something important to say. How can we feed so many for so little? This sheds some light on that. I promise, you will look at food differently after seeing this documentary. It changed the way I eat. Be warned: it may change the way you eat, too!
3) King Corn (2007)
Do you really know what you're eating? This will make you wonder about every bite you take! Not the most riveting documentary ever made, but what I liked most was their fairness. Throughout the documentary, the policy of one certain man kept coming up. But they interviewed him, and found out his reason - his 'why' - and it gets right to the heart of the food dilemma.
These documentaries are not new. But they are important.
Have you seen them? I'd love to hear what you think!