YES! Recommends: Sustainable Table

The multi-media resources from Sustainable Table are designed to awaken consumers to the problems with factory farming and to promote sustainable food as a desirable and more responsible alternative.
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The multimedia resources from Sustainable Table are designed to awaken consumers to the problems with factory farming and to promote sustainable food as a desirable and more responsible alternative.

Your students will learn about industrial and sustainable agriculture and where their food comes from. So, the next time they want to eat a burger, munch on an apple, or drink a glass of milk, they’ll have more information to consider when choosing which burger, apple, or milk. Local or organic? Hormone-free? Grass-fed? Remind your students that changing one’s eating and buying habits takes time, and is a personal transition. Most important, enjoy your food!

GO TO TEACHING MATERIALS AND
EXPLORE RELATED YES! STORIES FOR EACH ACTIVITY:

:: Food Sustainability 101
:: 35 Sustainability Issues
:: The Meatrix


 

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Food Sustainability 101

:: READ MORE An Introduction to Sustainability

What does sustainable agriculture mean? Your students will become sustainable-literate with these useful tools.


 

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What’s Your Issue With Sustainability?

:: READ MORE 35 Sustainability Issues

Sustainable Table has identified 35 major issues related to sustainable and industrial meat farming.

For each issue there’s a brief, comprehensive overview, followed by links to more resources, detailed information from experts, and steps you can take to make a positive difference.


film still of The Meatrix

The Meatrix

:: WATCH THE MOVIE

In 2003, Sustainable Table and Free Range Studios (producer of The Story of Stuff) teamed up to produce , an animated parody of The Matrix. Instead of Morpheus awakening Neo to the reality of The Matrix, Moopheus gives Leo the pig a slap of reality on factory farming.

Seven industry awards, incredible enthusiasm online, and thunderous applause from attendees at 30 film festivals inspired. This film looks at how dairy production has morphed from family farms into a gigantic industry.

In , your students will go behind the scenes to a meat processing plant, where Moopheus, Leo, and Chickety explore working conditions, E. coli from manure, and more.

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educates consumers and works to build community by celebrating local, sustainable food. Founded in 2003, the nonprofit organization helps consumers understand the problems with our food supply and offers viable solutions and alternatives. Sustainable Table's resources include the and the critically-acclaimed, award-winning animated short series, .

 

 

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