Wagenhofer – We Feed The World
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“We Feed the World” reminds us that our food handling and dramatic consequences for people in other countries of the world. For example, in Brazil, in the state, “Matto Grosso” (Eng .: “big woods”), south of Amazonia: Aerial photographs show a largely treeless area. Here, where once stood a rain forest with mighty forest giants, extending huge soybean fields today. The Brazilian biologist José Puhl Vincent keeps the soy cultivation in cleared areas of the former forest of very questionable: “20 years ago was still virgin forest. And he was cleared for one reason: to plant soybeans. Here we do not want soy in the Amazon. Why not? Our soil is good, but it is not suitable for soybeans. “The soybean crop is used for cattle fattening in Europe. Thanks to the cheap soybeans from Brazil, the meat price in Europe will be kept low, while around a quarter of Brazil’s population is starving. What does this mean for the people who make the Swiss Jean Ziegler, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, substantially, the poor northeast of Brazil’s desperate Brazilian mother cook dinner stones to their starving children calm down with the prospect of eating “(. ..), and (the mother hopes), to sleep in the meantime that the starving children, and have stopped crying. “” We Feed the World “draws on themes common to each one of us, controversial and important. Thoughtfully, not least the plea Peter Brabeck makes water act finally at market prices – up to April 2008 he was CEO of the world’s biggest food group Nestle International.
About the filmA huge dump trucks will be loaded to the brim with bread. The aim of transport: the dump. Every night in Vienna traveled so much excess bread into the garbage as the city of Graz, Austria’s second largest city consumes daily. A transporter criticized the low price of grain: “When I tell them now that the ton of wheat now costs 100 euros. And today when I look, how much is the grit and what does the salt that you sprinkle in winter on the road must (…) Today, the grit will cost more than the wheat that the farmer produces. And you need to know the people. “Just as the food globalization affects all of us, the film also treats our impact on the food globalization: What can we do so again after tasting tomatoes tomatoes? Do we need strawberries in December and asparagus all year round? What can we eat and drink? How do we deal with our food order and at what price? “We feed the world” treats all these issues are for each one of us ever more explosive and more important. For “We Feed the World” is Erwin Wagenhofer made to track down our food. They took him to France, Spain, Romania, Brazil and returned to Austria.
A film about food and the dark sides of globalization, fishermen and farmers, truckers and corporate executives, the flow of goods and money flows – about scarcity amid plenty. “We Feed the World”: A film about the dark side of globalization. The Austrian cinema documentary “We Feed the World” has been invited to festivals worldwide and won several awards, including the Austrian Film Prize 2006.Quote: “We feed the World ”shows us that our handling of food also has dramatic consequences for people in other countries around the world. For example in Brazil, in the state of “Matto Grosso” (German: “large forest”), south of the Amazon: aerial photographs show a largely treeless area. Here, where a rainforest with mighty giants once stood, there are now huge soybean fields. The Brazilian biologist Vincent José Puhl considers the cultivation of soy on the cleared areas of the former primeval forest to be very questionable: “20 years ago there was still primeval forest here. And it was cleared for one reason only: to plant soy. We don’t want soy here in the Amazon. Why not? Our soil is good, but it is not suitable for soy. ”The soy harvest is needed for cattle fattening in Europe. Thanks to the cheap soybeans from Brazil, the price of meat in Europe can be kept low while around a quarter of the Brazilian population is starving. The Swiss Jean Ziegler, UN special rapporteur on the right to food, makes it clear what this means for people: In the poor northeast of Brazil, desperate Brazilian mothers cook stones in the evening to calm their starving children with the prospect of food “(. ..) and (the mother) hopes that in the meantime the starving children have fallen asleep and stopped crying. ”“ We feed the world ”takes up issues that are explosive and important for each and every one of us. Last but not least, Peter Brabeck’s plea to finally trade water at market prices is also thought-provoking – he was CEO of the world’s largest food company Nestlé International until April 2008
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