Created by a team of award-winning documentary filmmakers, Food Forward pledges to hit a number of perpetually hot topics -- school lunch reform, sustainable fisheries, urban agriculture, and so forth -- discussing the issues at hand and spotlighting iconoclasts associated with each movement.
Where does our food come from? Is our diet hurting us? Can eating differently bring us together as a community? The questions are not new to anyone who has read even a mildly left-of-center food blog any time in the past six years -- but a good, focused mini-documentary on, say, soil science never hurt anyone.
The first episode airs tonight on KOCE at 10:30 p.m. The pilot episode focuses on urban agriculture. Three episodes or so in, the show will head to SoCal. Below, check out the clip about school lunch in the Los Angeles Unified School District and drink in those warm, taken-out-of-context fuzzies like a carton of chocolate milk.