Friday, January 27, 2012

Free Online Screening of "Fresh," the Clean Food Documentary

Fresh, the clean food documentary by Ana Sofia Joanes (featuring real food advocates Joel Salatin, Michael Pollan, et al), can be viewed online until February 1.  Don't miss this opportunity, and please share the link with your family and friends.

As many years as I have under my belt on this much as I've read and seen and heard...I couldn't keep myself from cringing through the "industrial food" segments of the film.  I kept muttering, "This is madness!"  and "Complete Insanity!"  Even my son got in on the action..."That would never happen if they didn't grow all that monoculture!" he cried.  And, at one point in the film, while watching with frustration a scene of an industrial cow feedlot, we both said, "That causes deadly e coli!!"  It was one of those times I was proud that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree!  

I also wanted to share this youtube video of a TEDxAustin speaker...former food industry analyst turned real food crusader, Robyn O'Brien.  Her message dovetails nicely with the lessons in Fresh and its predecessor, Food, Inc.  O'Brien's book, The Unhealthy Truth: One Mother's Shocking Investigation into the Dangers of America's Food Supply-- and What Every Family Can Do to Protect Itself, details her journey.

Thanks to a fellow real foodie crusader for sharing this with me...sickness and life has me out of the loop a bit right now, LOL.  Check out the January issue of the Food Bits & Bites newsletter for more great clean food news and recipes.