As you can probably guess if you have read any of this blog or the website we are very concerned about our food where it comes from, how it gets here and whats been done to it along the way. Now while I still feel that we are in the minority, recently I have discovered a number of projects, films and websites that show that ‘caring’ is becoming a lot more popular.
I recently discovered the Food Renegade website and was really taken by what I found there. The about page says it all:
“I am a rebel. I like to eat red meat. I think butter is good for me. I drink my milk raw. I avoid pre-packaged foods like the plague. I don’t believe the health claims on food labels. And, I like my food to be fresh, wholesome, and traditional.”
They host a blog carnival called Fight Back Fridays, which is all about real food, with a collection of recipes, tips, stories and more from people they refer to as Food Renegades!
“Who are they? Why, they’re the Food Renegades. You know who you are — lovers of SOLE (Sustainable, Organic, Local, and Ethical) food, traditional food, primal food, REAL food, the list goes on.”
So for my first Fight Back Fridays post I would like to share with you the other projects, films and websites that have come to my attention just in the last week.
“FRESH is more than a movie, it’s a gateway to action. Our aim is to help grow FRESH food, ideas, and become active participant in an exciting, vibrant, and fast-growing movement.”
I have watched all the trailers and am fascinated, I really want to watch this movie. I like that they want to get people together and so aren’t just selling it through the standard channels, and am currently trying to figure out if we could host a screening, or if I could find somewhere local that might be interested. If you have already seen it I would love to hear your opinions.
This is another movie I am keen to see, the description says it reveals surprising, and often shocking truths, about what we eat and how it’s produced. Now after the research I have done I don’t expect it to be that shocking, I am hoping I already know the worst, but I still think it would be very interesting watching. It is only showing at one cinema near us and only currently scheduled for 3 days in October, so I am planning ahead! Again if you have seen it I would love to hear your opinions.
A friend shared this campaign with me through FaceBook, it is a call from Hellmann’s to join the Real Food Movement. They want to encourage Canadians to add more real, local food to their diets. They have a short (less than 3 minutes) video explaining why the Canadian food system is in trouble.
We have always used Hellmann’s mayonnaise, although after a recent article I read I am a little concerned about where they are getting their eggs – is it from battery hens? I am writing to Hellmann’s to find out, and really hoping I get an answer that doesn’t result in me needing to learn how to make mayo! Regardless, this does seem like a good campaign, and through the website I found two new recipes for tomatoes that I think we are going to have to try! (Summer Grilled Tomatoes & Parmesan Garlic Broiled Tomatoes)
I think that is probably enough sharing for one day and all this talk of food is making me hungry, so I will take myself off for another piece of tomato pie, this recipe has become a firm favourite in our house!