Organic Panic: is too much Triclosan poisoning us? on VisionTV.ca

OrganicPanic_PersonalCare_Products_600The federal government recently released a report that assesses and provides current figures on people’s exposure to environmental chemicals. The data, compiled from approximately 5,800 Canadians aged 3 to 79 years, shows increases and decreases from a variety of chemicals but there is one in particular that is causing a stir, triclosan. (…)

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Organic Panic premieres on VisionTV April 13, 10 pm ET/7 pm PT.

For immediate release – Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Sixteen Films Ltd. presents the VisionTV premiere of ORGANIC PANIC.

A new 5-part documentary series, premiering April 13th, 2015 on VisionTV

Directed by award-winning Canadian filmmaker Richie Mehta (I’ll Follow You Down, Siddharth) with executive producer Moses Znaimer, Organic Panic tackles all sides of the raging organics debate. In partnership with ZoomerMedia Ltd., Toronto production company Sixteen Films Ltd is proud to announce this new, 5-part documentary series premiering to over 10 million households April 13th, 10pm ET/7pm PT  on VisionTV.

An organic revolution is taking place in homes and business around the world. Organic products account for over $64 billion dollars spent worldwide annually. In Canada, over $3.7 billion dollars were spent on organics in 2012 alone.

But what does organic really mean? How can consumers make informed decisions and separate fact from greenwashing—a practice that cares only about the bottom line? Each episode pits an organic “Believer” against an organic “Skeptic” in a battle for the hearts and minds of concerned citizens.

Organic Panic gets to the core of the organics debate through the personal stories and commentary of experts, including:

 

  • Sarah Elton (Locavore, Consumed: Food for a Finite Planet)

 

The stakes couldn’t be higher. Is your food killing you? Is your makeup toxic? Are your clothes destroying the planet? Is “organic” all just a scam? The answers will surprise even the most ardent supporters and critics of the organics industry.

Organic Panic exposes false and misleading information about the organics industry, and empowers people to make informed decisions about caring for themselves, their families and the world.

Links

 

 

Contact

David Bratton – Producer, Sixteen Films Ltd.

Chris Remerowski – Producer, Sixteen Films Ltd.

Leanne Wright – VP, Communication ZoomerMedia

“Organic Panic” Screener Links:

Episode #1

password: cosmetics

https://vimeo.com/103183094

Ep. 2 –“Organic Personal Care Products”

password: personal

https://vimeo.com/103369995

Ep. 3 – “Organic Food”

password: food

https://vimeo.com/103179712

Ep. 4 – “Organic Fashion”

password: fashion

https://vimeo.com/103353090

Ep. 5 – “Home”

password: home

https://vimeo.com/104741217

 

The Weekly Voice interviews Organic Panic Director Richie Mehta

Mehta:

“I had a personal viewpoint before tackling this series, yes. And surprisingly, it was challenged in a very interesting way. And this is separate from what we tried to do in the show itself, since I believe we’ve done a great job in presenting both sides of the issue, to allow the viewer to discover where they might stand on the issues. But I must say that while I leaned far towards the organic-side before directing this series, I was surprised by the opposing arguments given. There is a reason our system has developed the way it has, and while I feel that underlying corporate greed is to blame for so many of the issues we face today, I also believe there are decent, idealistic, incredibly intelligent people who work in industrial practices, and are trying to make the world a better, more sustainable place.”

Full article available on the Weekly Voice or in PDF.

Sixteen Films Ltd. Organic Panic media release

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For immediate release – Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sixteen Films Ltd. presents the world premiere of ORGANIC PANIC
A new 5-part documentary series, premiering Sept. 1

Directed by award-winning Canadian filmmaker Richie Mehta (I’ll Follow You Down, Siddharth) with executive producer Moses Znaimer, Organic Panic tackles all sides of the raging organics debate. In partnership with ZoomerMedia Ltd., Toronto production company Sixteen Films Ltd is proud to announce this new, 5-part documentary series premiering Sept.1 on the digital channel The Brand New ONE.

An organic revolution is taking place in homes and business around the world. Organic products account for over $64 billion dollars spent worldwide annually. In Canada, over $3.7 billion dollars were spent on organics in 2012 alone.

But what does organic really mean? How can consumers make informed decisions and separate fact from greenwashing—a practice that cares only about the bottom line? Each episode pits an organic “Believer” against an organic “Skeptic” in a battle for the hearts and minds of concerned citizens.

Organic Panic gets to the core of the organics debate through the personal stories and commentary of experts, including:

The stakes couldn’t be higher. Is your food killing you? Is your makeup toxic? Are your clothes destroying the planet? Is “organic” all just a scam? The answers will surprise even the most ardent supporters and critics of the organics industry.

Organic Panic exposes false and misleading information about the organics industry, and empowers people to make informed decisions about caring for themselves, their families and the world.

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“I gravitated towards this series because of its relevance, its detailed research, and the desire to make it as cinematic as possible. I think anyone even remotely interested in the world of organic products and living will find the series enlightening.” – Richie Mehta, director.

Links

Contact

David Bratton – Producer, Sixteen Films Ltd.

SCREENERS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

Organic Panic Episode Summaries

Episode 1: Organic Cosmetics

Monday, September 1 at 2:30pm ET

Repeats Saturday, September 6 & Sunday, September 7 at 5pm & 9pm ET

Does glamour carry a toxic price? Gillian Deacon, author of “There’s Lead in Your Lipstick” goes through 23-year old Gracie’s makeup bag, exposing the health hazards that lie within. Gracie then meets Dr. Joe Schwarcz, McGill University’s Director of the Office for Science and Society, and critic of the way media reports and distorts science. Dr. Joe refutes everything Gillian says… What will Gracie decide?

 

Episode 2: Organic Personal Care Products

Tuesday, September 2 at 2:30pm ET
Repeats Saturday, September 13 & Sunday, September 14 at 5pm & 9pm ET

How clean is the body care industry? Adria Vasil, journalist and author of the Ecoholic series, takes Holly, a concerned lawyer, on a tour of the secret world of chemicals lurking inside shampoos, toothpaste and everyday body care products. Holly also meets with Adria’s nemesis, an industry lobbyist and former provincial health minister who attacks Adria’s arguments.

 

Episode 3: Organic Food

Wednesday, September 3 at 2:30pm ET
Repeats Saturday, September 20 & Sunday, September 21 at 5pm & 9pm ET

Food is the frontline of the organics revolution. Governments, agribusiness, farmers, and everyday consumers are debating the merits of organic food. Raised on a conventional farm and desperate to return to his roots, trauma nurse Stewart wants to learn about the politics of food. He meets Sarah Elton, best selling author of “Locavore” and “Consumed: Food for a Finite Planet”. Sarah says organic food will save the planet from certain destruction. Sarah’s bitter rival, economist, geographer, and University of Toronto professor Pierre Desrochersdefends industrial agriculture as the only way to feed the world.

 

Episode 4: Organic Fashion

Thursday, September 4 at 2:30pm ET
Repeats Saturday, September 27 & Sunday, September 28 at 5pm & 9pm ET

How toxic is fast-fashion? Furniture designer Lisa North has a passion for fashion, but worries about the global impact of the industry. Lisa speaks with Kelly Drennan a fashion industry activist who claims that big chains are killing workers and poisoning the planet. Lisa tours H&M’s private showroom and learns about the corporation’s efforts to go green and organic.

 

Episode 5: Organic Home

Friday, September 5 at 2:30pm ET
Repeats Saturday, October 4 & Sunday, October 5 at 5pm & 9pm ET

Is your home making your family sick? New mother Jaya wants to do her best to keep her baby healthy, but can she afford to? Kym Klopp, owner of eco-friendly lifestyle shop EcoExistence scares Jaya with a description of the toxins lurking in her home. She says only stores like hers offer safe products. Brendan Seale, a representative for Ikea, begs to

Press release for Organic Panic, premiering Monday, Sept. 1 across Canada on ONE

For immediate release: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

PDF version

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PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF

ORGANIC PANIC

New 5-part television series tackles all sides of the urgent Organics Debate

Catch A Free Preview of the Complete Series Across Canada on ONE

Starting Monday, September 1 at 2:30pm ET

Organic Panic is a politically and emotionally charged original 5-part series that will have you question everything you think you know about the concept of “organics”.

Premiering September 1st on the digital channel The Brand New ONE, Organic Panic challenges what has become the conventional wisdom of the global organic revolution.

Each episode pits an organic “Believer” against an organic “Skeptic” in a battle to win the hearts and minds of concerned citizens. Featuring interviews with experts on all sides of the debate and following crusaders’ personal stories, Organic Panic exposes false and misleading information about the organics industry and empowers people to make informed decisions about caring for themselves, their families and the world.

The stakes couldn’t be higher – Is your food killing you? Is your makeup toxic? Are your clothes destroying the planet? Or, is “organic” just a scam? The answers will surprise even the most ardent supporters of the organics industry.

Organic Panic Episode Summaries

Episode 1: Organic Cosmetics

Monday, September 1 at 2:30pm ET

Repeats Saturday, September 6 & Sunday, September 7 at 5pm & 9pm ET

Does glamour carry a toxic price? Gillian Deacon, author of “There’s Lead in Your Lipstick” goes through 23-year old Gracie’s makeup bag, exposing the health hazards that lie within.  Gracie then meets Dr. Joe Schwarcz, McGill University’s Director of the Office for Science and Society, and critic of the way media reports and distorts science. Dr. Joe refutes everything Gillian says… What will Gracie decide?

 

Episode 2: Organic Personal Care Products

Tuesday, September 2 at 2:30pm ET
Repeats Saturday, September 13 & Sunday, September 14 at 5pm & 9pm ET

How clean is the body care industry? Adria Vasil, journalist and author of the Ecoholic series, takes Holly, a concerned lawyer, on a tour of the secret world of chemicals lurking inside shampoos, toothpaste and everyday body care products. Holly also meets with Adria’s nemesis, an industry lobbyist and former provincial health minister who attacks Adria’s arguments.

 

Episode 3: Organic Food

Wednesday, September 3 at 2:30pm ET
Repeats Saturday, September 20 & Sunday, September 21 at 5pm & 9pm ET

Food is the frontline of the organics revolution. Governments, agribusiness, farmers, and everyday consumers are debating the merits of organic food. Raised on a conventional farm and desperate to return to his roots, trauma nurse Stewart wants to learn about the politics of food. He meets Sarah Elton, best selling author of “Locavore” and “Consumed: Food for a Finite Planet”. Sarah says organic food will save the planet from certain destruction. Sarah’s bitter rival, economist, geographer, and University of Toronto professor Pierre Desrochersdefends industrial agriculture as the only way to feed the world.

 

Episode 4: Organic Fashion

Thursday, September 4 at 2:30pm ET
Repeats Saturday, September 27 & Sunday, September 28 at 5pm & 9pm ET

How toxic is fast-fashion? Furniture designer Lisa North has a passion for fashion, but worries about the global impact of the industry.  Lisa speaks with Kelly Drennan a fashion industry activist who claims that big chains are killing workers and poisoning the planet. Lisa tours H&M’s private showroom and learns about the corporation’s efforts to go green and organic.

 

Episode 5: Organic Home

Friday, September 5 at 2:30pm ET
Repeats Saturday, October 4 & Sunday, October 5 at 5pm & 9pm ET

Is your home making your family sick? New mother Jaya wants to do her best to keep her baby healthy, but can she afford to?  Kym Klopp, owner of eco-friendly lifestyle shop EcoExistence scares Jaya with a description of the toxins lurking in her home.  She says only stores like hers offer safe products. Brendan Seale, a representative for Ikea, begs to differ…

THE BRAND NEW ONE PRESENTS ORGANIC PANIC

A 5-part original series commissioned by ZoomerMedia Limited Television Division VP Programming Beverley Shenken and Executive Producer Moses Znaimer

Produced by Chris Remerowskiand David Bratton of Sixteen Films Ltd.,

Directed by CSA/Genie award winning Director Richie Mehta (Siddharth, I’ll Follow You Down and Amal)

Shot by Iris Ng (Director of Photography for Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell)

 

WHERE TO WATCH:

This September and October, watch Organic Panic all across Canada during a special free preview of The Brand New ONE

Bell TV 606
Cogeco 164
MTS 294
Rogers Digital 265
Sasktel 106
Shaw Direct 575
TELUS Satellite TV 606

Or check your local listings

Full schedule available at www.ONETV.ca

SCREENERS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Leanne Wright
ZoomerMedia Television Division

Leanne@zoomer.ca

416.886.6873

 

 

Organic Panic featured on ONE

Thanks to onebodymindspiritlove.com for this piece on Organic Panic.

New ONE Series Organic Panic Tackles Both Sides of All-Natural Debate

In recent years, an increasing number of concerned consumers have started to question how our current, and often chemically fuelled, way of life is affecting not only us, but the earth as well. There are numerous industries whose practices have been challenged by those who see them as destructive, and have inspired an organic response, but there’s perhaps none as visible or intuitive as farming. It makes sense then, that one of the many stops for the team behind new ONE series Organic Panic, now in production, would be a centre for urban agriculture that’s proving farming and city life don’t need to be mutually exclusive. Executive Produced by Moses Znaimer and Produced by Chris Remerowski and David Bratton of Sixteen Films Ltd., Organic Panic is expected to premiere September 2014 with exact dates to be announced soon.”

– See more at: http://www.onebodymindspiritlove.com/2014/05/21/new-one-series-organic-panic-tackles-both-sides-of-all-natural-debate/#sthash.QnrLr5Ct.dpuf