FMTV - Ingredients


Runtime: 66m 56s | Release date: 2009

At the focal point of this movement, and of this film, are the farmers and chefs who are creating a truly sustainable food system. Their collaborative work has resulted in great tasting food and an explosion of consumer awareness about the benefits of eating local.

Attention being paid to the local food movement comes at a time when the failings of our current industrialized food system are becoming all too clear. For the first time in history, our children'€™s generation is expected to have a shorter lifespan than our own. The quality, taste and nutritional value of the food we eat has dropped sharply over the last fifty years. Shipped from ever-greater distances, we have literally lost sight of where our food comes from, and, in the process, we've lost a vital connection to our local community and to our health.

A feature-length documentary, Ingredients illustrates how people around the country are working to revitalize that connection. Narrated by Bebe Neuwirth, the film takes us across the U.S. from the diversified farms of the Hudson River and Willamette Valleys to the urban food deserts of Harlem, and also to the kitchens of celebrated chefs Alice Waters, Peter Hoffman and Greg Higgins. Ingredients is a journey that reveals the people behind the movement to bring good food back to the table, and health back to our communities.

Bebe Neuwirth
Greg Higgins
Alice Waters
Peter Hoffman
Gary Paul Nabhan
Joan Dye Gussow
Cathy Whims
Deb Accuardi
Anthony and Carol Boutard
Cory Schreiber
John Neumeister
Jean-Paul Courtens
John Eveland
Frank Morton
Lee and Bob Jones
Scott Dolich
Laura Masterson
Will Newman
Pascal Sauton
Josh Bergstrom
Sheldon Marcuvitz
Carole Laity
Alan Sprints
Larry Lev
Shari Sirkin
Judie Hammerstad
Linda Colwell and Katie Boeh


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Lorna Howells | 1 year, 5 months ago
I loved this documentary - my plan now is to find a local farmers market.
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Pauline Balidiong | FMTV | 1 year, 5 months ago
Helo Lorna, great to know that! Keep it up :) ~ Pauline
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Kristen | 2 years, 10 months ago
Great Information and am grateful for those who choose to farm and make this a better place.
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Judy Lurie | 3 years, 9 months ago
A sensitive and beautiful portrayal of life vis-a-vis the world of natural food. Well done!
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Toni Potts | 4 years ago
Loved this Documentary, would love to see a documentary from Australia. Would like to know what our Government is doing to secure our food for the future.
I grow a lot of vegs and we source local meat.

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Ivette Williams | 4 years ago
Hi Toni! Thanks for the feedback, we will definitely keep an eye out for a film of this sort. I'm sure there are a few Australians (Like ourselves) curious to know about what our government is doing towards future food security in Australia! - Ivette :)
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Brandt Larkins | 4 years, 7 months ago
Just the simple sentence at the end will turn your day around. It asked " who is your farmer?" We know our post man, and our coffee barista, but who is your farmer? I loved seeing the farms and just the healing vibe from it all.
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Pauline Balidiong | FMTV | 4 years, 7 months ago
Yes Brandt. Thank you for this message. It is best to know our farmer and know where our food comes from :)
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Stacey | 4 years, 9 months ago
Great documentary, I'm lucky enough to have local organic farmers all around me. Its really nice to see this movement taking off, especially in areas that generally have little to no access to fresh veg!!! Thank you for sharing.
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Karelle | FMTV | 4 years, 9 months ago
Lucky you Stacey! I'm happy that you are in that lovely area :) Thanks for watching the film!