Distributor:  Bullfrog Films
Length:  28 minutes
Date:  1990
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
Grade level: 7-12, College, Adult
Color/BW:  Color
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Food for Thought

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Presents the environmental effects of eating meat.

Food for Thought

Featuring science writer Roger Bingham, this is a fascinating update of information first presented in Bullfrog's 'Diet for a Small Planet' about the environmental consequences of a meat-centered diet.

Comparing a cow to a gas-guzzling automobile, Bingham explains the inefficiency of using meat as fuel for the human body, especially in light of the environmental impact of raising all that meat--from loss of topsoil, and groundwater depletion and pollution, to methane's contribution to global warming, and the growing gap between the rich and poor nations.

'This well-balanced, thought-provoking companion to FAT CITY urges viewers to weigh the taste for beef against global responsibilities.' Booklist

'Instructively but humorously compares the environmental effects of driving a car with meat-eating...Show this one to school and civic groups just before lunch and watch hamburger sales plummet.' The Animals' Agenda

'Would interest a wide range of viewers from junior high level to adult...a good buy for libraries or schools looking for fairly objective, informational videos on this topic.' ***Video Rating Guide for Libraries


Birmingham International Film Festival
U.S. Environmental Film Festival


Main credits

Other credits

Associate producer, Elliott H. Haimoff; editor, David Swofford; music, Emerald Web.

Distributor credits


Robert Dean and Roger Bingham

Robert Dean and Roger Bingham

Docuseek2 subjects

Public Health
Agriculture Sector
Environmental Geography
Climate Change

Distributor subjects

American Studies
Animal Rights
Food And Nutrition


nutrition, food choices, ecology, health, ; diet; "Food for Thought"; Bullfrog Films

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