Hungry for Profit

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  • 2007
  • 1 hr 28 min

"Clear and convincing. Excellent for studies of population, land use, food economics, international banking, social organization, history and comparative government." -Amer. Assn. for the Advancement of Science "A clearheaded and moving film about the rise of global agribusiness and the disturbing effects of first-world economic concerns on third-world food supply ...Many of the issues investigated remain at the core of the global hunger debate." -Gourmet Magazine, February 2007 Filmed on five continents, this provocative documentary takes a close look at the global agribusiness system, which is turning the world's food supply into a global supermarket, buying food at the lowest prices-seemingly regardless of the effect on small farmers and local populations-and selling it at the highest price and the greatest profit whenever possible. "Sets forth the provocative proposition that the wealthier nations of the Western World are making the hungry nations even hungrier." -Los Angeles Times "No other documentary conveys the role of agribusiness and the importance of "food first" to the hungry." -Institute for Food & Development Policy "An intelligent and merciless investigation into famine, with global agribusiness as the main culprit." -Variety An international development documentary that goes behind the famine headlines. "Clearly makes the connection between first world corporate profit motive and Developing World hunger. People in the United States need to know more about how our actions affect others around the world. 'Hungry for Profit' vividly conveys that message." -Interfaith Hunger Coalition of Southern California "Extremely well done and haunting. Sure to touch many people. Classroom teachers could interrupt the film in strategic places and initiate a lively discussion. Strongly recommended. Excellent." -World Hunger Program, Ame

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"Clear and convincing. Excellent for studies of population, land use, food economics, international banking, social organization, history and comparative government." -Amer. Assn. for the Advancement of Science "A clearheaded and moving film about the rise of global agribusiness and the disturbing effects of first-world economic concerns on third-world food supply ...Many of the issues investigated remain at the core of the global hunger debate." -Gourmet Magazine, February 2007

Filmed on five continents, this provocative documentary takes a close look at the global agribusiness system, which is turning the world's food supply into a global supermarket, buying food at the lowest prices-seemingly regardless of the effect on small farmers and local populations-and selling it at the highest price and the greatest profit whenever possible.

"Sets forth the provocative proposition that the wealthier nations of the Western World are making the hungry nations even hungrier." -Los Angeles Times "No other documentary conveys the role of agribusiness and the importance of "food first" to the hungry." -Institute for Food & Development Policy "An intelligent and merciless investigation into famine, with global agribusiness as the main culprit." -Variety An international development documentary that goes behind the famine headlines.

"Clearly makes the connection between first world corporate profit motive and Developing World hunger. People in the United States need to know more about how our actions affect others around the world. 'Hungry for Profit' vividly conveys that message." -Interfaith Hunger Coalition of Southern California "Extremely well done and haunting. Sure to touch many people. Classroom teachers could interrupt the film in strategic places and initiate a lively discussion. Strongly recommended. Excellent." -World Hunger Program, Ame

  • Release Date
    2007
  • Runtime
    1 hr 28 min