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StopMonsanto Film Project Aims to Get Young People Involved in the Organic Movement

StopMonsanto Film Project Aims to Get Young People Involved in the Organic Movement

I recently got word of a film executive produced by Academy Award nominee actress Mariel Hemingway, and it has a working title of the StopMonsanto Film Project. Interestingly, this is a scripted movie, instead of a documentary, about five young activists who protest the actions of Monsanto by launching a #StopMonsanto campaign. The story begins […]

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I recently got word of a film executive produced by Academy Award nominee actress Mariel Hemingway, and it has a working title of the StopMonsanto Film Project.

Interestingly, this is a scripted movie, instead of a documentary, about five young activists who protest the actions of Monsanto by launching a #StopMonsanto campaign.

The story begins with the main character attending an anti-Monsanto rally in an effort to impress his ex-girlfriend. While at the rally, he learns about Monsanto and soon becomes very involved in protesting against the company. Along the way, he teams up with several like-minded young people and they work together to raise awareness about Monsanto. Read more »


MUST-WATCH: The Documentary BITTER SEEDS Tells the Shocking Story of Why 250,000 Farmers in India Have Committed Suicide

MUST-WATCH: The Documentary BITTER SEEDS Tells the Shocking Story of Why 250,000 Farmers in India Have Committ

Recently, I was sent a screener of the documentary BITTER SEEDS, winner of the Green Screen Award at IDFA Amsterdam, winner of the Global Justice Award at OXFAM Novib, and official selection at the Telluride Film Festival. Despite all of its acclaim, I put off watching the movie because I knew the horror that would […]

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Recently, I was sent a screener of the documentary BITTER SEEDS, winner of the Green Screen Award at IDFA Amsterdam, winner of the Global Justice Award at OXFAM Novib, and official selection at the Telluride Film Festival.

Despite all of its acclaim, I put off watching the movie because I knew the horror that would be awaiting me. And my fears were completely justified.

Never before have I watched a film where I have had a tear in my eye from beginning to end. Never.

India is suffering a major crisis right now – 250,000 farmers have committed suicide over the past 16 years. But why are they doing this? Read more »


New Movie: LAST CALL AT THE OASIS Opens Today

New Movie: LAST CALL AT THE OASIS Opens Today

I just found out about a new documentary about water that opens today and wanted to let you know about it as soon as I could. The movie is called LAST CALL AT THE OASIS and has been developed, financed and executive produced by the same people who brought us FOOD, INC. As you may […]

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I just found out about a new documentary about water that opens today and wanted to let you know about it as soon as I could.

The movie is called LAST CALL AT THE OASIS and has been developed, financed and executive produced by the same people who brought us FOOD, INC.

As you may very well know, I write a good amount about water on livingmaxwell because it is an extremely serious issue that does not get nearly enough attention as it should, and another documentary on this subject is always very welcome. Read more »


Farmageddon, a Must-Watch Movie, is Now Available on DVD

Farmageddon, a Must-Watch Movie, is Now Available on DVD

If you’re a new reader to my blog, you may not be aware of a very important documentary called Farrmageddon. Last year, I wrote several posts about this movie and also screened it for a fundraiser that I held to raise money for The Center for Food Safety. Farmageddon exposes the USDA’s brutal crackdown on […]

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If you’re a new reader to my blog, you may not be aware of a very important documentary called Farrmageddon.

Last year, I wrote several posts about this movie and also screened it for a fundraiser that I held to raise money for The Center for Food Safety.

Farmageddon exposes the USDA’s brutal crackdown on farmers selling raw milk and how the agency’s heavy-handed, corrupt and politically-motivated ways have destroyed the lives of small, organic farmers trying to do the right thing. Read more »


MAY I BE FRANK is a Beautiful, Beautiful Movie

MAY I BE FRANK is a Beautiful, Beautiful Movie

Frank Ferrante walks into Cafe Gratitude, one of my absolute favorite organic restaurants in the country, and is asked by the server, Ryland, “What is one thing that you want to do before you die?” He responds “I want to fall in love one more time, but no one will love me looking the way […]

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Frank Ferrante walks into Cafe Gratitude, one of my absolute favorite organic restaurants in the country, and is asked by the server, Ryland, “What is one thing that you want to do before you die?”

He responds “I want to fall in love one more time, but no one will love me looking the way I do.”

Ryland, his brother Cary, and his best friend Conor, feel inspired to help Frank change his situation and decide to take him on a 42-day journey of raw food, a practice of gratitude, weekly colonics, and visits to holistic doctors. Read more »


Dirt! The Movie – A Great Documentary About the Importance of Soil

Dirt! The Movie - A Great Documentary About the Importance of Soil

I was at a party the other night and got into a discussion with a bakery owner about how some of the best organic products that I have reviewed on livingmaxwell are from Italy. Italian Volcano orange juice, Bionaturae fruit spread and Middle Earth Organics pasta sauce were a few organic brands that immediately came […]

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I was at a party the other night and got into a discussion with a bakery owner about how some of the best organic products that I have reviewed on livingmaxwell are from Italy.

Italian Volcano orange juice, Bionaturae fruit spread and Middle Earth Organics pasta sauce were a few organic brands that immediately came to mind.

What is it about food from Italy that makes it taste so good?

I believe it is the soil quality.

Unlike in the U.S., their land has not been ravaged by long-term, toxic pesticide use.

This means that Italy has been able to maintain rich, healthy, and biodiverse soil.  As a result, the country grows fantastic tasting and nutritious food. Read more »


Flow – A Documentary That Highlights The Very Serious Water Issues We Face in the World

Flow - A Documentary That Highlights The Very Serious Water Issues We Face in the World

If you read my blog frequently, you know that I am a water fanatic. But there is a good reason for this. I know that eating organic food, food grown without pesticides and GMOs, is imperative to good health. But I also know that drinking very high quality water and using a filter in the […]

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If you read my blog frequently, you know that I am a water fanatic. But there is a good reason for this.

I know that eating organic food, food grown without pesticides and GMOs, is imperative to good health.

But I also know that drinking very high quality water and using a filter in the shower/bath are just as, if not more, important than eating organic food.

Since our bodies are approximately 70% water, it is essential that people put great effort into making sure that the water they drink and are exposed to is as clean as possible.

In the U.S., our tap water is filled with chemicals, gases, rust, fluoride, chlorine, pharmaceuticals and other contaminants. (Read this fantastic exposé in The New York Times about our unhealthy drinking water.) Read more »