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Repetitive farming doc fertilized with good intentions ★★ 1/2
Dirt: It's what's for dinner, metaphorically speaking. Everything we eat, most every step we take, connects directly to the soil, and in Deborah Koons Garcia's globe-trotting documentary "Symphony of the Soil," now in a week's run at Facets, the answer to better agriculture and better health is clear as a bell: Lay off the stuff ending with the suffix "-cide," such as herbicides and pesticides and anything posing a threat to the health and well-being of soil, which one expert interviewed in the film describes as "the living skin of the Earth."
October 3, 2013