Check out "INGREDIENTS," a documentary that looks at the poor state of the American food system and the repercussions of such a lifestyle, and, more hopefully, celebrates the farms, chefs, foodies and individuals who embrace the importance of local food.
More about the film:
At the focal point of this movement, and of this film, are the farmers and chefs who are creating a truly sustainable food system. Their collaborative work has resulted in great tasting food and an explosion of consumer awareness about the benefits of eating local.
Attention being paid to the local food movement comes at a time when the failings of our current industrialized food system are becoming all too clear. For the first time in history, our children’s generation is expected to have a shorter lifespan than our own. The quality, taste and nutritional value of the food we eat has dropped sharply over the last fifty years. Shipped from ever-greater distances, we have literally lost sight of where our food comes from and in the process we've lost a vital connection to our local community and to our health.
A feature-length documentary, INGREDIENTS illustrates how people around the country are working to revitalize that connection. Narrated by Bebe Neuwirth, the film takes us across the U.S. from the diversified farms of the Hudson River and Willamette Valleys to the urban food deserts of Harlem and to the kitchens of celebrated chefs Alice Waters, Peter Hoffman and Greg Higgins. INGREDIENTS is a journey that reveals the people behind the movement to bring good food back to the table and health back to our communities.
Before you write this off as another food movie, remember: As much as you or I may know about the food we consume, there are just as many and, unfortunately, if not more people who are still unaware. So, share the trailer with your friends, consider hosting or attending a screening and/or food event in your area!
**Extra thanks to INGREDIENTS Producer and Cinematographer Brian Kimmel for allowing me to post the trailer!