Friday, January 24, 2014

Food Fight Documentary

Chris Taylor's documentary Food Fight is a  paean to Alice Waters, Chez Panisse Cafe founder and advocate of the local, small scale food movement.  This history and critique of our current industrial, monocultural, commodity, Big Ag industry is told through interviews with a wide variety of participants including:
Marion Nestle - Food Politics, Professor of Nutrition NYU
Ellen Haas - Undersecretary of Agriculture l993-7,
Tom Philpott, Mother Jones, Boone, NC
Russ Parsons, LATimes food/wine critic
Will Allen - Growing Power, Wisconsin and Illinois 
and most inspiring for us, The Edible Schoolyard Project, represented by Kyle Cornforth.
along with organic farmers, restauranteurs, food activists and the ubiquitous Michael Pollan.  All are dedicated to rebuilding the food chain, citing distribution, not production as the main impediment to a healthier population.

Going deeper: 
Kind-Flake Amendment and the 2014 Farm Bill provides interesting links to the government subsidy stats
Charles Lane, Editor, Washington Post, on the Farm Bill  and  Food Stamps

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