What kind of global menu do we consume each and every day? Where does our food come from? How conscious the consumers are? What is happening in Europe? And what about Hungary, the past’s agricultural superpower?
The technological innovations, the explosive development of the agricultural and manufacturing sector in the 20th century offered a long-term solution for the planet’s multiplied population. But today the Green Revolution’s reserves are depleted.
With the increasing welfare – and GDP – there’s a growing demand for quality, and mostly animal-sourced food consumption, though, the Earth is not able to feed so many livestock indefinitely. Today approximately seven billion people share the planet and all the resources, but not only human beings fight for the resources. The number of livestock in 2013 has been almost fifty billion, and if the trend continues, by 2050 we will have to share mother earth with 100 billion livestock. The question is legitimately raised: how long will this kind of prosperity be sustainable? Are there any alternative solutions?
Agriculture and food industry went through dramatic changes in the last century. As a result of mass production consumers departed from the source of their food – and they didn’t even realise the process. A significant part of the generation, which is growing up today cannot even imagine how their daily consumed foods are produced.
Our film attempts to present comprehensively the circumstances leading to this situation, outline the possible solutions, highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of the current state.
Director: Tamas Novak
Color + 52min.
With English subtitles