Actress Bebe Neuwirth (Cheers) narrates this eye-opening documentary that joins the ranks of films like Food, Inc. and King Corn as a call to arms for changing the sorry state of industrial food production in the U.S. Filmmaker Robert Bates chronicles the rise of the local food movement, interviewing farmers and chefs committed to producing fresh, healthy, and seasonal food grown close to home, including Alice Waters, Peter Hoffman, and Greg Higgins.
This documentary is amazing visually, and it focuses on farmers in Portland, Oregon and co-ops in NYC. It’s really invigorating and inspiring. Food is such an important part of our lives, and yet we spend less per capita than any other country in the world. We also spend more per capita on healthcare than any other country in the world. Pay your farmer or pay your doctor.
It’s available on Netflix for those of you interested.