Video Library

The Change Food Video Library consists of the best short-length videos covering both problems and solutions to food and farming today. Find out more about the video library, or learn how to host your own screening. Want us to consider your video for the library? Email us at changefood@changefood.org.

Search the whole library, or check out our newest additions below.


  • How Do Consumers Affect the Food System? – Dana Cowin

    Change Food

    Consumers make a difference every day with the food choices that they make. What’s so fabulous is every time you spend a dollar, if you spend the dollar towards good food, rather than bad food, you’re helping to make a change. So just the idea that every choice you make is a choice for the future – that’s so empowering. Read More

  • How Do Consumers Affect the Food System? – Megan Miller

    Change Food

    You can see a huge cultural change in the way that people consume food – the emphasis toward local and organic is really taking root, and you can see that this is all evidence that the changes that we’re trying to make here, to transform the food system are having a serious impact. Read More

  • How Do Consumers Affect the Food System? – Mitchell Davis

    Change Food

    I think the message that is so important to drive home for consumers is that every decision you make about what to eat has an impact, even if it’s small. And not just an impact on you and your health, but really, an impact on the global food system. And so, it does mean that everyone has a role to play, and everyone has an influence, and when you add up all of those tiny little decisions about what was for breakfast and what was for lunch and what was … Read More

  • How Do Consumers Affect the Food System? – Myra Goodman

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    More and more farmers I think are starting to get interested in converting their land to organic because they’re seeing consumer demand is there. So I think that we are really making progress with our consumer demand, and it’s also really important to let our elected officials understand what our priorities are, so that they can help change policy to policies that support a healthier, more sustainable food system. Read More

  • How Do Consumers Affect the Food System? – Paul Lightfoot

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    For the first time in my lifetime, we’re seeing that Americans are finally making the connection between what they eat and their health. Big processed food companies are seeing their revenues and their profits slide, and it’s for the right reasons. Demand is shrinking for foods that make you less healthy, and soaring for foods that make you healthy. These trends should accelerate and result in a healthier American diet and a healthier American environment. Read More

  • How do consumers affect the Food System? – Regina Bernard-Carreno

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    People really need to be included in the conversation from the beginning, so they can start to understand that their vote counts, their purchases count, and that they still have a voice of demand. So if they go into a store and don’t see something that they need, that they could demand it or ask for it. I think that people just need to be inspired back into this radical kind of way of living. Read More

  • How Do Consumers Affect the Food System? – Shen Tong

    Change Food

    Having better, tastier, healthier, and environmentally better choices in food is easier than most other public things we do, because this is a direct democracy. Each time we buy, we cook, we give food to our family members and friends and relatives, we’re voting directly. And these are not totalitarian regimes; these are rational, commercial entities – the big food companies. And every single action we take actually directly makes an impact. Read More

  • How do consumers affect the Food System? – Stefanie Sacks

    Change Food

    Gosh, what I would say to consumers is always feel good about what you can do, not about what you can’t do, and to understand that change actually happens in your home, when you go to the grocery store, when you have conversations with the people around you. And sometimes worrying about the larger problems is actually going to deter you from taking care of what really needs to happen in your home. If you can do it in your home then you can ideally do it larger. Read More

  • How Do Consumers Affect the Food System? – Stephen Reily

    Change Food

    We did a survey asking commercial buyers about their own demand for local food, and the reason they are not giving up, that they are going to be buying more local food, is because consumers, their customers, their clients, are telling them they have to. So this is really working, we just have to keep letting people know. We found that mainstream supermarkets in our city resisted, even when we showed them research for a while. But when the drumbeat continued, they’re now selling more local. And they’re marketing it … Read More

  • How Do Consumers Affect the Food System? – Stephen Ritz

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    Steve says: Well, in my classroom, I say where we learn matters. But in the food movement, where we shop and how we spend matters. So take back your dollars, seize your voting power, and make purchases that count! … Read More

  • How Do Consumers Affect the Food System? – Tom Colicchio

    Change Food

    I think people need to understand that sometimes it seems that it’s futile, it seems that you’re up against a big machine, it seems that obviously Congress is at deadlock – but we are making a difference. I think we’re actually winning the war of public opinion. Millennials are pushing this issue so much through how they’re spending and what their spending habits are. And so we are winning this fight, and so even though at times it feels like we’re banging our head against the wall and we’re not … Read More

  • Name one thing you can do for the Food System – Danielle Nierenberg

    Change Food

    One thing that we can all do to really change the food system and work together for a better and more sustainable food system is to really recognize and value the work of women food producers around the world. Women make up nearly half of the world’s farm labor and yet they’re universally ignored by extension services, research institutions and funding organizations. Support your local women farmers wherever you are. Read More