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“Fresh” isn’t so much a documentary as an opinion piece, championing the sustainable farming movement that is growing in America. It doesn’t have anything nice to say about commercial farming and agricultural techniques, though it primarily lets its images do the talking – row upon row of caged, sick-looking chickens with their beaks cut off, giant vats of pesticide and fertilizer, gruesome processing plants where chickens’ innards are removed by evil-looking robotic hands – and an endless parade of uber-processed food being scanned at the grocery store, including marshmallows, Tang and hot dogs. What’s in this stuff anyway? Is it really food?

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    […] like there’s a lot of overlap between this documentary about commercial farming practices and Fresh, the film I recently reviewed for the Durango Telegraph.   But I think this one got a better […]

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