I have always felt a connection to the world around me. Nature can heal us and provides us with everything we need to thrive. However, we’re putting tremendous pressure on our planet’s resources and I’m aware of the many challenges we face. Serving on the boards of Oceana, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture and We Are Family Foundation are some of the ways I am committed to nurturing our planet, but I know that global awareness is paramount to bring about significant change.
My short documentary film, Food for Thought, Food for Life, educates people about the negative impact our current methods of agriculture have on the earth. In addition to providing vital information, the film gives viewers the necessary tools to make a difference in their own lives. It explores the connection between the planet and our health and suggests that strengthening that connection will only benefit our future.
In everything I do – from my previous documentary Mission of Mermaids to my jewelry collections – my goal is to start a conversation about the things I’m most passionate about and empower people to take small actions that produce big changes. Conversation leads to collaboration, and together we can find local and global solutions that help the planet and ourselves.
The film is brought together, from start to finish, with the music of Cloud Cult. This Minneapolis-based indie art rock group is led by Craig Minowa, who also heads up the environmentally-conscious Earthology Records. The soundtrack ranges from haunting to electrifying, will center the viewer in the moment and inspire action!
New York Times: “A sprawling kaleidoscopic invocation of the life force with songs that veer from jubilation to simmering prayerful meditation.”
Rolling Stone: “The instrumental arsenal of the Arcade Fire mixed with the gentle electronic throb of the Postal Service.”
Pitchfork: “Insane genius…Records this casually monumental are rare indeed.”
Los Angeles Times: “Deserving of loud, boisterous cheers.”
Denver Post: Top 12 Albums of the Decade- “It’s impossible to not be moved…”
Cloud Cult developed in 1995 as a solo studio project of Craig Minowa. His first full length album, “The Shade Project” caught the interest of a few small independent labels who urged Minowa to consider performing the songs live. Craig worked the next four years on a new studio project which would be the first official Cloud Cult album, “Who Killed Puck?”. Sarah Young appeared on this album for the first time on cello and Eduardo Vaz assisted with drums on a few of the songs. Minowa’s early work earned Cloud Cult several offers from record labels, but all were rejected in favor of self-publishing and maintaining total control over the ethical aspects of the business practices. Find out more…
With gratitude to our participants
Jonathan Foley, Ph.D.
Daphne Miller, M.D.
Stephen Jones, Ph.D.
John Navazio, Ph.D.
A very special thank you to
Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Blue Hill Restaurant
Clarissa De Los Reyes
Video post-production facility
Audio post-production facility
All songs written & composed by Craig Minowa & performed by CLOUD CULT
“The Show Starts Now”
from the album LOVE
(c) 2013 Earthology Records
from the album The Meaning of 8
(c) 2007 Earhology Records
“We Made Up Your Mind For You”
from the album Advice from the Happy Hippopotamus
(c) 2005 Earthology Records
“There’s So Much Energy in Us”
“Running With the Wolves”
from the album Light Chasers
(c) 2010 Earthology Records
“No One Said It Would Be Easy”
“When Water Comes To Life”
“The Will of a Volcano”
from the album Feel Good Ghosts
(c) 2008 Earthology Records
“Step Forward (Live)”
From the album Unplug
(c) 2014 Earthology Records
Graphics courtesy of
Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota
Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture
Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project
Environmental Working Group
Foundation for Sustainable Development, Poland
Green Bronx Machine
The International Culinary Center
Mardi Gras Zone Supermarket
The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative
Organics Recycling Group
Agatha Maia Pereira
The Ron Finley Project
University of Vermont Extension
The Woodstock Fruit Festival
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Quote from “Soils of the Desert Southwest”: by Wallace H. Fuller
(c)1975 The Arizona Board of Regents, Reprinted by Permission of the University of Arizona Press
Produced in association with
GRACE Communications Foundation