Many people buy organic foods from the grocery thinking that it’s the healthy thing to do. Other people don’t buy organic foods at all, thinking they’re too expensive and just a scam by the food industry.
The director and producer of “In Organic We Trust,” Kip Pastor, tells us about this new documentary film that tries to get to the bottom of all of this organic food hype.
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“In Organic We Trust”
“In Organic We Trust” has a final screening at the San Francisco Independent Film Festival Thursday night at 7:15 pm, February 23rd at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco.
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Links to farmers market and organic food information:
Cornucopia.org is amazing and publishes “score cards” on the best dairy farms/brands, eggs, soy, and cereals. LocalHarvest.org is the perfect website to find your local farmers markets and local organic farms.
Links to affiliated picture companies:
PasturePictures.com — Kip is CEO and partner
ThePictureGarden.com — Kip is a founding member
About Kip Pastor:
“Having traveled and explored extensively, Kip finds inspiration in places outside of his comfort zone. After graduating cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, he worked at a major law firm in Washington, DC, the Wildlife Conservation Society in Vientiane, Laos, as an international trade consultant in Mexico City, and as a production assistant in Maryland for the History Channel Digging for the Truth. After receiving his Masters in Fine Arts from the American Film Institute, he became the Program Manager at Meaningful Media and later formed Pasture Pictures, Inc. As a storyteller, Kip is an award-winning director, producer, and writer. He has produced nationally broadcast commercials, produced and written several short films, a number of music videos, and most recently, he directed the feature documentary IN ORGANIC WE TRUST. Committed to creating narrative and documentary films that inspire change and increase understanding, he believes that filmmaking is the most effective medium to disseminate big ideas.”
The Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen:
These lists provided by the Environmental Working Group 2011 (www.ewg.org)
The Dirty Dozen: 12 Foods with high levels of pesticides that consumers should try to buy organic. Apples, Celery, Strawberries, Peaches, Spinach, Nectarines, Grapes, Bell Peppers, Potatoes, Blueberries, Lettuce, Kale/Collard greens.
The Clean Fifteen: 15 Foods with low levels of pesticides that consumers don’t have to buy organic. Onions, Sweet Corn, Pineapples, Avocado, Asparagus, Sweet Peas, Mangoes, Eggplant, Cantaloupe, Kiwi, Cabbage, Watermelon, Sweet Potatoes, Grapefruit, Mushrooms.