Food for Thought Month – September on Pivot TV

About Food For Thought

This September, Pivot TV is featuring an entire month of 'Food For Thought' programming to explore what's really happening in the American food system.  Every Wednesday and Sunday, you'll find films that discuss issues like hunger, sustainability, and industrial farming, from classic documentaries like Food, Inc. to lesser-known gems like Pressure Cooker.  We also have compelling shows like Dark Rye, an in-depth look at innovation in farming and food, and our nightly news program, TakePart Live, hosted by Jacob Soboroff and Meghan McCain, where we'll focus on the issues that matter to everyone who cares about what they eat.

We're also working with TakePart to offer you simple, effective ways to take action on these issues right from your screen.  Because together, we can change the way our food is made.  Here, we believe what you watch does make a difference.

Pressure Cooker
Wednesday, 9/24 at 7e / 4p
Pressure Cooker captures a moment in time, as high school seniors battle for achievement against a backdrop of uninspiring opportunities with a determined and irreverent mentor leading the way.

Sushi: The Global Catch
Wednesday, 9/24 at 11e / 8p
Sushi is exploding in popularity around the world. Are sustainable sushi restaurants an option or will they drive prices too high?

Lunch Hour
Sunday, 9/28 at 12e / 9p
An examination of America's School Lunch Program, which exposes children to unhealthy, culturally accepted food. Lunch Hour seeks to find the root of the nation's childhood obesity crisis.

Dark Rye
Sunday mornings at 10e / 7p
Hosted by Kirk Lombard, Dark Rye is all about the dreamers in the world who become doers, all with an interest in the foods that we love.

Sushi: The Global Catch
Wednesday, 9/17 at 7e / 4p
Sushi is exploding in popularity around the world. Are sustainable sushi restaurants an option or will they drive prices too high?

Up In Smoke
Wednesday, 9/17 at 11e / 8p
A viable alternative to slash and burn agriculture is presented in this movie, which documents a British scientist's solution to the problem & his attempts to generate interest and political support.

The Organic Life
Sunday, 9/21 at 12e / 9p
Following a year in the life of a hopeful organic farmer, and his skeptical girlfriend, The Organic Life is a portrait of sustainable farming in the 21st century and a revealing look at how the farm sustains its keepers.


Take Action

With 2.5 billion people across the world depending on agriculture, it is vital that younger generations enter the agriculture field. Tell your government officials that young and new farmers need government support to feed future generations



Support Young Farmers

Garden Pool

Sustainable Farming in the Desert

Instead of spending thousands to fix their run down backyard pool in Mesa, Ariz., the McClung's converted it into a garden. It provides all their food and uses 90% less water than a conventional farm.

Beer + Chocolate = Even More Denmark

Even More Denmark

Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø is a disco champion and owner of Evil Twin Brewing.  Master chocolatier Fritz Knipschildt owns Chocopologie. They combine their delicacies to make Even More Denmark. 

The Art of Making Sweet Memories in the Kitchen

The Art of Making Sweet Memories

Pastry chef Laura Sawicki shows us that the perfect recipe is much more than a combination of its ingredients.

Meet Ashley English

Meet Ashley English

Homesteader. Blogger. DIY hostess. Author (of seven books!). Ashley English does it all from an isolated 11-acre property. Today she hosts us for a homemade potluck. 

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