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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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Peggy Roberts | 1 year 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 | 1 year, 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 | 1 year, 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 | 1 year, 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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Jacqueline Tovar | 1 year, 8 months ago
Great going Ladies and everyone else that help create this video. I will make sure my 13 year old watches. Iit will help him understand better how essential fresh grown produce is oppose to box/packaged food.
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pat | 1 year, 10 months ago
This is such an inspiring film. It really made me look deep within! Thank you Dr. Dyer. Your work has made this a better world!!
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Denise Gilroy | 2 years, 5 months ago
Many thanks .
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Pauline Balidiong | FMTV | 2 years, 5 months ago
You are most welcome Denise :)
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Denise Gilroy | 2 years, 5 months ago
Denise Gilroy : Can I buy a DVD of this session ?
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 2 years, 5 months ago
Should you want to get a physical copy of the film, we suggest getting in touch with the filmmaker directly. You may contact them here: http://www.whatsonyourplateproject.org/. Hope this helps you out :)
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