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In Organic We Trust

Runtime: 81m 34s | Release date: 2013

This film features: Marion Nestle.

Please be advised, the following footage contains graphic imagery that may be disturbing /upsetting to some viewers.

In Organic We Trust is an eye-opening food documentary that follows Director/Producer Kip Pastor on a personal journey to answer commonly asked questions about organic food: "What exactly is organic? Is it really better, or just a marketing scam?"

The film digs deep with farmers, organic certifiers, scientists, and organic critics to explore the content beneath the label and the truth behind the marketing. It takes a balanced approach to clear up misconceptions about organic food while highlighting practical solutions that are transforming the way we grow and eat.

Along the way, Kip learns that what began as a grassroots movement of small-scale farmers has turned into a $30 billion industry. Small, diversified organic farms have been replaced by large corporate operations and the “certified organic” label has become a marketing tool. The film reveals that in spite of the corporatization of organic, the original grassroots philosophy is making a comeback in many innovative forms.

Realizing that organic is not the all-encompassing solution to our health and environmental problems, Kip travels all over the country to unearth inspiring stories of local family farmers dedicated to stewardship of the land, a thriving “locavore” subculture centered on farmer’s markets, chefs feeding children healthy school meals, and urban and school gardens sprouting up to bring fresh food to low-income communities.

Individual citizens and communities are taking matters into their own hands and change is happening from the ground up.

Kip Pastor
Marion Nestle
Craig McNamara


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Mel | 1 year, 3 months ago
I am still unsure about certified organics. My USDA certified organic sweet potatoes are huge and last longer in the fridge then the non-organics I buy at local farms. Same goes for pretty much all vegetables and fruit. I like seeing produce get tired and go bad within a few days, it means its real as opposed to it lasting for weeks in the fridge. Btw, I try my hardest to use everything up before they go completely bad :)
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Marlene | 1 year, 11 months ago
Great great film!!! Very informative. Shows that there IS a movement toward healthier eating by growing your own food or buying from people you talk to who grow their own food to sell at farmers markets! So, so , so glad to hear this!!! Loved the parts of the cooking in the schools! Thank you so much for this film!!
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Celeste Parins | 2 years ago
Wow such an amazing film !
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Rosalie Gawronski | 2 years, 1 month ago
5 rating film....loved it....very informative
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Rebecca Cavagnaro | 2 years, 2 months ago
Great film! I really learned a lot about topics I always had questions on.
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Margret Cifaldi | 2 years, 4 months ago
Great Film!!! I enjoyed watching this, I'm beginning to see many familiar faces in the Food/ Organic/ Movement. Excellent information as well as empowering and inspiring too!
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Anthony Rodgers | 2 years, 5 months ago
Great film... Very eye opening.

Just one thing... did one lady (around the 36min mark) say that Dairy, Meat and Egg industries are NOT subsidized? Really?

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Angela Harding Harding | 1 week, 2 days ago
I noticed that too...
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Sharron Calvin | 2 years, 6 months ago
Great film. Loved the verbage about how organic is more expensive now, but we will not be paying for healthcare down the road.
Cheap is not always the best!
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Ewa Velija-Orszula | 2 years, 7 months ago
I live in Switzerland where the food is very expensive, still choose organic and local grown wherever possible. Many people would think I overdo it but this movie is another proof for me being right to choose nature.

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