25 years ago, as a fledgling chef, I didn’t ask these sorts of questions. I started purchasing fresh food for my restaurant from farmer’s markets because it tasted better. Back then I could actually back my truck up into the market at Union Square and load up on root vegetables and fresh herbs from Guy Jones and the other early farmers who sold vegetables there. I was buying local and organic — not because I was concerned about the environment or farm workers — but because it simply tasted better and my goal at the time was to be the best chef I could be. It was higher quality food, period.
The film FED UP (Katie Couric, Laurie David, Oscar winning producer of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, and director Stephanie Soechtig) opened across the country on May 9 and is expanding to 45 markets today. A Spanish language version of the film is also being theatrically released in select markets starting today.
Food Policy Action urges Congress not to support the so-called 'Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act' introduced by Congressman Mike Pompeo last week in the House of Representatives.