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One of the four episodes from the California and the American Dream Series, this fascinating documentary explores the intersection of food and politics in California over the last 30 years. It illuminates the complex forces struggling for control of the future of California’s agriculture, and provides provocative commentary by a wide array of eloquent farmers, prominent chefs, and noted authors and scientists.

Through the “window” of food and agriculture, Ripe for Change reveals two parallel yet contrasting views of our world. One holds that large-scale agriculture, genetic engineering, and technology promise a hunger-less future. The other calls for a more organic, sustainable, and locally focused style of farming that reclaims the aesthetic and nurturing qualities of food and considers the impact of agriculture on the environment, on communities, and on workers. Ripe for Change was produced by Jed Riffe and directed by filmmaker Emiko Omori.

Deluxe Edition includes six extra videos: Oil and Agriculture, Globalization and GMOs, The Triple Bottom Line, The Edible Schoolyard, Atrazine and the Environment, and An Immigrant's Story.

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Ripe for Change Deluxe Edition

One of the four episodes from the California and the American Dream Series, this fascinating documentary explores the intersection of food and politics in California over the last 30 years. It illuminates the complex forces struggling for control of the future of California’s agriculture, and provides provocative commentary by a wide array of eloquent farmers, prominent chefs, and noted authors and scientists.

Through the “window” of food and agriculture, Ripe for Change reveals two parallel yet contrasting views of our world. One holds that large-scale agriculture, genetic engineering, and technology promise a hunger-less future. The other calls for a more organic, sustainable, and locally focused style of farming that reclaims the aesthetic and nurturing qualities of food and considers the impact of agriculture on the environment, on communities, and on workers. Ripe for Change was produced by Jed Riffe and directed by filmmaker Emiko Omori.

Deluxe Edition includes six extra videos: Oil and Agriculture, Globalization and GMOs, The Triple Bottom Line, The Edible Schoolyard, Atrazine and the Environment, and An Immigrant's Story.

7 Videos

  • Oil and Agriculture

    4m 41s · Downloadable

  • Globalization and GMOs

    4m 58s · Downloadable

  • Atrazine and the Environment

    3m 57s · Downloadable

  • The Triple Bottom Line

    4m 26s · Downloadable

  • An Immigrant's Story

    5m 21s · Downloadable

  • The Edible Schoolyard

    7m 46s · Downloadable

  • Ripe For Change

    54m · Downloadable

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  1. Oil and Agriculture

    4m 41s · Downloadable

    Journalist, educator, and author, Richard Heinberg, illuminates one of the central conflicts in California agriculture – the tension between industrialized, conventional agriculture that is a leading user of fossil fuels and sustainable agriculture that stresses use of local products and decreased dependence on fossil fuels. As an Energy resources specialist, Heinberg, shows how the number of calories that go into conventional production of an Engl...

  2. Globalization and GMOs

    4m 58s · Downloadable

    Dr. Vandana Shiva, Environmental Activist, Delhi, India and San Francisco, reveals what drove her to becoming an activist was attending the first meeting of the biotechnology industry where they set up the World Trade Organization and treaties were created to force third world countries replace traditional agriculture systems with mono-culture and GMO’s. How the patenting of life has boosted the application of genetic engineering in agriculture, le...

  3. Atrazine and the Environment

    3m 57s · Downloadable

    Tyrone Hayes, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, shares his research on the widely used herbicide Atrazine and its disturbing effects on frogs, the environment, and on public health. We learn that Atrazine is the most widely used herbicide in North America. Atrazine is used throughout the United States to control weeds in agricultural fields, residential lawns, Christmas tree farms, ...

  4. The Triple Bottom Line

    4m 26s · Downloadable

    Paul Dolan, Master Winemaker in Healdsburg, California, formerly of Fetzer Vineyards, was a conventional grape grower and winemaker when he saw the possibility for truly changing industry practices through sustainability. He transitioned to organic, sustainable production methods and completely transformed his operations, including reducing waste by 97%, implementing social programs for his employees, etc. and became a leader and visionary for the ...

  5. An Immigrant's Story

    5m 21s · Downloadable

    Maria Ines Catalan is an organic farmer and entrepreneur in Hollister, California. After eight years harvesting produce for minimum wage, Catalan made the transition to becoming an organic farmer and marketing her produce to restaurants, farmers’ markets and a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) network that she developed. As a Mexican immigrant, Catalan is committed to bringing healthy, nutritious food and food education to the large Mexican pop...

  6. The Edible Schoolyard

    7m 46s · Downloadable

    This segment features Alice Waters, Will Scott, Jr., and David Mas Masumoto. Waters, founder, executive chef, and owner of the world renowned Chez Panisse Restaurant and Café in Berkeley, California, created the Edible Schoolyard program with the Berkeley Unified School District to teach children about the transformative power of growing, cooking and sharing food. Public school children are shown in the garden and the kitchen as part of a school cu...

  7. Ripe For Change

    54m · Downloadable

    Release date: 2006
    Director: Emiko Omori
    Producer: Jed Riffe

    One of the four episodes from the California and the American Dream Series, this fascinating documentary explores the intersection of food and politics in California over the last 30 years. It illuminates the complex forces struggling for control of the future of California’s agriculture, and provides provocative commentary by a wide array of eloquent farmers, prominent chefs, and no...