Susan Rockefeller debuts new documentary on Food Day

Food for Thought, Food for Life a documentary film by Susan Rockefeller premiered on national Food Day October 24th. 

October 24 marks Food Day across the country a call to action to bring greater attention to how we grow the food we eat and what we decide to put on our plate. Across the country Food Day programs were hosted with hopes to inspire Americans to eat real food and improve food policies. This years Food Day theme was greener diets to inspire more plant based diets and less meat to support better health, animal welfare and the environment. From Savannah to Chicago to New Orleans over 300 organizations promoted green diets this year in conjunction with Food Day. 

I attended a Food Day celebration in Red Hook, Brooklyn at Pioneer Works. There were local farmers selling late fall produce, artisans and a juicing company serving up kelp based brinks. Susan Rockefeller, who recently directed a documentary Food for Thought, Food for Life released the film nationwide on Food Day giving a first look screening of the film at Pioneer Works on Sunday.  Rockefeller is a principal of Protect What is Precious a company that creates documentaries and inspires fashion accessories to elevate awareness about protecting what is precious to her which is family, art and nature. Susan is on the boards of Oceana, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture and We Are Family Foundation. Her latest documentary Food for Thought, Food for Life looks at how the desire for fast, cheap, convenient food has left detrimental effects on our health and the environment. Through interviews with farmers, chefs, researchers, educators and advocates the film shows how solutions are being made from enriching the soil to saving seeds in order to save our food. The film features poetry and earth inspired artwork by environmentalist Wendell Berry. Interviews with Chef of Dan Barber, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture and Guerilla Gardener Ron Finley give a wide spectrum of how these change makers are on the front lines of a food revolution. Watch Food for Thought, Food for Life for free online by visiting www.foodforthought.com.