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SUNY Erie Library Resource Center

Sustainable Agriculture and the American Diet

A guide to resources about American food sources, factory farming, organic farming and the slow food movement.

Featured DVDs in SUNY Erie Libraries

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The Meatrix

When The Meatrix launched in November 2003, the viral film broke new ground in online grassroots advocacy, creating a unique vehicle by which to educate, entertain and motivate people to create change. The Meatrix movies, now a series, have been translated into more than 30 languages and are one of the most successful online advocacy campaigns ever – with well over 15 million viewers worldwide.

Jamie Oliver on the American Diet

TED TAlk by Oliver, the shaggy-haired "Naked Chef" of late-'90s BBC2 who has built a worldwide media conglomerate of TV shows, books, cookware and magazines, all based on a formula of simple, unpretentious food that invites everyone to get busy in the kitchen.

Mark Bittman on What's Wrong with What We Eat

New York Times food writer delivers a "TED Talk."

Slow Food Nation

This video panel discussion features Wendell Berry, Carlo Perini, Eric Schlosser, Alice Waters, and others discussing the need for change in our food sources.

Farm-Raised and Wild Salmon

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 To keep costs down, intensive-farming operations like Marine Harvest employ practices that yield salmon low in the desirable omega-3 fatty acids-while at organic fisheries, wild-caught salmon are sent to market full of toxins due to the widespread pollution of the seas.