Perhaps your faith community has made significant strides in responding to global warming — energy efficiency, solar panels, grounds and water projects. But what about food? Has your community connected the food, faith, and climate dots? If not, a food movie screening and talk might be just the ticket!
Modern agribusiness — that favors toxic pesticides, petroleum-based fertilizers, GMO foods (genetically modified), distant farm-to-plate transportation, and the factory farming of animals — exacts a heavy toll on the atmosphere. It is estimated that nearly one-fifth of climate change pollution comes from the food industry.
In addition to being a wonderful educational tool, documentary films have the power to emotionally motivate people to change their behavior. If we all changed the way we eat, it would have a significant impact on climate change.