“Every day in Vienna the amount of unsold bread sent back to be disposed of is enough to supply Austria’s second-largest city, Graz. Around 350,000 hectares of agricultural land, above all in Latin America, are dedicated to the cultivation of soybeans to feed Austria’s livestock while one quarter of the local population starves. Every European eats ten kilograms a year of artificially irrigated greenhouse vegetables from southern Spain, with water shortages the result.”
This film is about food and globalisation. Flim maker made serious interview with fishermen and farmers, long-distance lorry drivers and high-powered corporate executives, the flow of goods and cash flow–a film about scarcity amid plenty. This provides insight into the production of our food and answers the question what world hunger has to do with us. They give some important questions like
” Do you know about what you eat in your everyday life?”
“Do you know about the power or an effect of globalization of food?”
They recorded Interview with fishermen, farmers, agronomists, biologists and the UN’s Jean Ziegler,t also the director of production at Pioneer, the world’s largest seed company, as well as Peter Brabeck, Chairman and CEO of Nestlé International, the largest food company in the world.
September of 2005
Austrian filmmaker Erwin Wagenhofer traces the origins of the food we eat. His journey takes him to France, Spain, Romania, Switzerland, Brazil and back to Austria.
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