Last week, I met one of my food heroes and teachers — Joel Salatin — the lunatic farmer of Polyface Farms in Virginia. Never heard of him? Let’s fix that.
I finally had an opportunity to watch Fresh, the real-food whole-food farm-revolution documentary. It follows Food, Inc.’s footsteps, clamoring poignantly for a better food system. Fresh is a great introduction to some of the core food revolution issues, especially for newcomers to the movement. It’s also an extremely omnivore-friendly film; indeed, in my veganist opinion, animal-food enthusiasts are perhaps overrepresented. However, if you’re new to the real food movement — or just starting to explore idea of ditching the standard American (factory farmed) diet — Fresh is well worth watching.
Rather than trying to combat big business or the federal government, the people who initiated food politics 40 years ago turned away from policy reform and instead formed an alternative. [ … ]
In another move towards sustainable practices in the restaurant industry, Chipotle Mexican Grill, the fast-casual chain famous for oversized burritos made with fresh ingredients, recently started buying sustainably-raised pork from [ … ]