Food Fight

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Environmental Film Profiles (videos)

Taylor, Christopher. Food Fight. Santa Monica: Positively 25th Street Productions, 2008. HD, 91 min.

When we walk into a supermarket, we assume that we have the widest possible choice of healthy foods. But in fact, over the course of the twentieth century, our food system was co-opted by corporate forces whose interests do not lie in providing the public with fresh, healthy, sustainably-produced food. Fortunately for America, an alternative emerged from the counter-culture of California in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when a group of political anti-corporate protesters—led by Alice Waters—voiced their dissent by creating a food chain outside of the conventional system. The unintended result was the birth of a vital local, sustainable organic food movement which has brought back taste and variety to our tables. Food Fight looks at how American agricultural policy and food culture developed in the twentieth century and how the California food movement has created a counter-revolution against big agribusiness. (Source:Food Fight Blog)

© 2008 Positively 25th Street Productions. Trailer used with permission.

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