How did something so fundamental as food, go so fundamentally wrong?
Instead of nourishing us, what we eat and the way we produce it threaten the air we breathe, the water we drink and the dirt under our feet. And yet, too much 'food' television focuses on celebrity chefs and cooking competitions and not enough on where our food comes from and the impact it has on our planet, our country, our bodies, and our souls.
Food Forward opens the door into a new world of possibility, where pioneers and visionaries are creating viable alternatives to the pressing social and environmental impacts of our industrial food system. Across the country, a vanguard of food rebels--farmers, chefs, fishermen, teachers, scientists, and entrepreneurs--are creating inspired, but practical solutions that are nourishing us and the planet. These are stories America needs to hear. This is Food Forward.
Watch the Full Epsiode
- Explore A Rooftop Living Classroom (video)
- Grow Food in the Galleria Mall (video)
- Photo Gallery of scenes from Food Forward
- Food Rebel Character Profiles
- Delicious Recipes from the Show
About the Show
Food Forward: Urban Agriculture Across America is a half-hour, character-driven survey of urban farming across the country. We meet the food rebels who are growing food right where we live--in cities. Lively animation starts us off asking some tough questions of industrial agriculture. Then, onto the streets of New York City with Dr. Dickson Despommier, author of The Vertical Farm Project. “Most of us live in cities now, over 50% and up to 80% in 20 years. We love each other, we like to be with each other, we like to sit down to a good meal together and we all know want to know what's in our food. So why not grow it, where we live?” he asks. This episode is the pilot for a 13-part series in development and scheduled to go into production in 2012. Read More