A diary of the projects, hurdles, rewards and family life at we recorded at Wise Acres, our former homestead in Horsefly, BC. (Careers and teenagers have forced us back into the city, at least for a little while.)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Michael Pollan AND Joel Salatin in 'Fresh the Movie'

So cool! I came across this new documentary with Michael Pollan AND Joel Salatin in it, it's called Fresh: New Thinking about What We're Eating...here is the description from the website...

FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.

Among several main characters, FRESH features urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, the recipient of MacArthur’s 2008 Genius Award; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur, Joel Salatin, made famous by Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma; and supermarket owner, David Ball, challenging our Wal-Mart dominated economy.

So far it appears to be in select screenings mainly in the US but there is a screening in Vancouver on June 10 at UBC.

Here is a trailer...

I emailed them to see if we could get a screening here in Horsefly...I'll let you know what they say :)