Saturday, April 9, 2011


Thanks to Ceci, I rediscovered the (National Film Board of Canada) site. These are some of the animated "classics" from my childhood which are available to watch online:
I also found a series of wordless ~4min short films that show how things are made:
Watching the potato chip film in particular, I was struck by how wasteful our current consumption habits are. I never really thought about it before, but it takes an awful lot of energy, machinery, ingredients, water (e.g. to wash the potatoes), packaging, etc. to make food that (often) isn't even particularly good for us! And what do grocery stores do with all the foods that are past their expiry dates, anyway? Does it all just go into the trash? Our eating habits are definitely not sustainable...