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FMTV - What's on your plate?

What's on your plate?

Runtime: 76m 44s | Release date: 2009

What's On Your Plate? is a witty and provocative documentary about kids and food politics. Over the course of one year, the film follows two eleven-year-old friends from New York City as they explore their place in the food chain. Sadie and Safiyah talk to food activists, farmers, and storekeepers, as they address questions regarding the origin of the food they eat, how it's cultivated, and how many miles it travels from farm to fork.

Sadie and Safiyah visit supermarkets, fast food chains, and school lunchrooms and check out innovative sustainable food system practices by going to farms, greenmarkets, and community supported agriculture (CSA) programs. They discover that these options have a number of positive effects: they are good for the environment, help struggling farmers survive, and provide affordable, locally grown food to communities, especially lower-income urban families.

Featuring:
Sadie Hope-Gund
Safiyah Riddle
Nona Hendryx

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Cathrin Mueller | 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Sweet film. Yeah for veggies. Yeah for local grown. Yeah for seasonal produce. Yeah for know your farmer. But in the last nine years we have learned that it is about sugar and not cholesterol.
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Ivory David | FMTV | 4 months, 2 weeks ago
We appreciate your time in sharing your thoughts with us Cathrin, that you for tuning in ~ Ivory
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Shehana Sicinski | 7 months, 3 weeks ago
wow what an inspirational and impressive effort from these girls. I watched it with my 8 year old and 7 year old boys and they loved it too.
Thank you and congratulations girls.
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Joyce Ann Solomon | FMTV | 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Great to hear that, Shehana. Thank you for sharing us your feedback :) ~ Joyce
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VASILE PUIA | 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Very motivational movie! My kids watched it too, inspiring, good one.
Thank you!
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Joyce Ann Solomon | FMTV | 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Great to know that, Vasile. Thank you for the lovely feedback :) ~ Joyce
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Peggy Roberts | 2 years ago
every time I see a movie with the young people in the cities taking control of the change, it really inspires me for sure! Good one!!
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AnneMarie Krupa | 2 years, 2 months ago
I loved that two young women decided to do some questioning, lots of learning and then created a documentary. Well done, girls!
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Marino | 2 years, 7 months ago
Beautiful documentary encouraging all to support local farming. It's all great, we can get all fresh, just harvested food. Even though not everything you get at the Farmer's Market is organic, perhaps not necessarily because they are not certified organic, and some have sprayed some of their produce, still much better than what we find in a suppermarket. Usually we can tell the food is real when we smell it and taste it, definately Farmer's Markets are a must! We have many in Maryland, the one I like the most and bigger is in downtown Baltimore on Sundays. Have been going there for years. Great chance to meet the farmers and make friend with them, like I've done, they always reserve a great deal for you when you become a regular! Thank you for such a nice documentary!
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ANTHEA Kissoon | 2 years, 7 months ago
Best film on FMTV so far by farrrrrrrr xxxx
Diversity of people make a huge difference. Please get your families to watch. X
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