There are so many food documentaries out now, we wanted to provide a brief rundown and summary of the must watch food documentaries on Netflix! I know it can be overwhelming and you can easily get sucked into watching 8 hours of horrifying shots of factory farming. That is why we wrote this, we already watched over 8 hours of food documentaries and are able to give you the shorts so you can decide it it’s worth your Saturday morning or not!
Must Watch Food Documentaries on Netflix
Food, Inc. is a scary yet necessary eye-opener into factory farming. This documentary is focused mainly on factory farming in meat and produce. They talk about the issues with corn and soy in today’s world and how a corn diet affects the cows, pigs, and chickens we consume. This is a much-watch. It can be a little hard to watch, but the education is worth it.
What the Health:
Now, when I started watching What the Health, I was immediately a little frustrated. They seem to go after every food group: sugar, dairy, meat, fish, poultry, grain… I found myself, as someone who eats pretty clean, saying, “what the F can I eat?!” They finally get to the point that eating an organic, plant-based diet is the only way to eat sustainably. This documentary is very informative, but in my opinion, at times it can go a little overboard. You might be wondering why were are even saying it’s a “must watch food documentary?” It’s definitely good in the sense that I think it has helped open the eyes of some people and encourages viewers to go vegan. I think our society as a whole needs to be more plant-based, and this documentary supports that idea.
This is one of my FAVORITE food documentaries. Fed Up focuses on sugar, and in particular, added sugar in the American diet. This is a much-watch for sure! Have you ever noticed on a food label that it shows the grams of sugar but not the daily percentage? This documentary will educate you on how much sugar we are consuming that we don’t even know about. The old “fat free” diets were so backwards and Fed Up seeks to change that. Please watch this one.
If you are like me and have ever wondered what is a GMO? or why do I need to buy the more expensive organic apple? then you need to watch this one! It’s a scary eye-opener to how genetically-modified organisms are everywhere. It will also educate you on the dangers of GMO products and why we need to be aware of what is in our food.
We watched all of these on Netflix, depending on when you are reading this they may or may not still be available. A quick google search will tell you where you can watch them!
I really got into these documentaries when I started clean eating! Read about that here!