FAQ

I’d like to screen the movies. Are they free? How can I screen them?

Yes, all our movies are free for anyone to use! You can stream them directly from YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/realfoodmediaproject). Our movies are all licensed under the Creative Commons, which means they belong to all of us. If you’d like to support our movies, you can always make a tax-deductible donation—every dollar goes a long way!

You can download and share our movies for free, as long as you promise three things:

  • that the screening is non-commercial
  • that Real Food Media Project is credited
  • that the movie is shown in its entirety

If you’d rather screen them from a DVD, you can buy a DVD of all the movies from us directly. Just email info <at> foodmyths <dot> com.

If you’re hosting an event, please let us know how the screening goes: http://bit.ly/post-FMB-event so we can keep track of where the movies are screened and expand our network.

If you’d like tips for hosting an event, sample event announcements, see our Event Toolkit here.

How did you choose the myths for the movies?

After more than 12 years traveling the country talking about food and farming, Anna kept hearing the same questions over and over again – How do we feed the world with sustainable agriculture? Won’t it cost too much money? Doesn’t junk food just taste better and is what people really want to eat?

These are just some of the questions that guided our thinking. We also talked with our coalition members and distribution partners about the questions their members have about food to determine the mythbusting movies. Each one takes on one of these persistent questions, providing a resource people can watch and share.

Are you making more myth movies? What myths are coming next?

Yes! Want to see us tackle a particular myth you hear? Want us to explore a question you have? Let us know.

Do you have citations for the facts and figures in your movies?

Yes! We are obsessive, in fact, about getting our facts right. Our movies are based on the best research and science on the subjects. You can find all of the citations in our annotated script. You can also find recommended reports and resources in our myth area pages.

Can I watch your movies with closed captions? Do you have versions in other languages?

Yes, you can watch the mythbusting movies in closed caption, by clicking the “CC” button on the movie player.

Volunteers have helped us translate the movies into many languages. If your language is not available and you would like to volunteer to translate, please let us know.

I’d like Anna to come speak to us about Food MythBusters. How do I do that?

Thanks! Anna speaks frequently at a range of events, from keynotes at universities to community fundraisers and high school assemblies. She also hosts webinars and consults with foundations, nonprofits, and policy makers about food system change. To request an appearance by Anna, please fill out this form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

I heard that Anna is a best-selling author. How do I find her books?

Anna has written or cowritten three books (Hope’s Edge, Grub, and Diet for a Hot Planet), and contributed to nine others—all on the themes of sustainable food and farming.

For a complete list of her books and to purchase them online, please visit http://smallplanet.org/books/anna-lappe.

You can also find or request Anna’s books at your local library or your local independent bookstore. To inquire about hosting a book event with Anna, please contact us.

Where do you get the funding for this project?

We are fortunate to have the support of a network of individuals and foundations who share our concerns about the impact of industrial agriculture and the need to move toward a more sustainable, fair, and healthy food system. For a full list of our wonderful funders, please visit our credits page. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to support this project, please join us!

How do I get involved with the Project?

Simple, join our mailing list. Every month, we update our list with take action ideas, news about the project, and more. For the most up-to-date news, check out our blog, Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter.