Directed by Mark Kitchell • Documentary • 2017 • 87 minutes
EVOLUTION OF ORGANIC brings us the story of organic agriculture, told by those who built the movement. A motley crew of back-to-the-landers, spiritual seekers and farmers' sons and daughters rejected modern chemical farming and set out to invent organic alternatives. The movement grew from a small band of rebels to a cultural transformation in the way we grow and eat food. By now organic has mainstreamed, become both an industry oriented toward bringing organic to all people, and a movement that has realized a vision of sustainable agriculture.
This is not just a history, but looks forward to exciting and important futures: the next generation who are broadening organic; what lies 'beyond organic'; and carbon farming and sequestration as a solution to climate change -- maybe the best news on the planet.