This series reveals the compelling stories and inspired solutions envisioned by food rebels across America, who are striving to create a more conscious, sustainable and delicious alternative to what we eat and how we produce it.
Urban Agriculture Across America (#101H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
From the rooftop farms of New York City to the food deserts of Detroit, join us as Food Forward explores the explosion of urban agriculture across America. Meet food rebel John Mooney, whose space-age hydroponic farm on top of a historic building in the West Village of Manhattan is a window into the future of rooftop farming. In Milwaukee, meet the biggest name in urban agriculture, Will Allen, who inspires a new generation of aquaponic innovators. We then learn of one woman's transition from hanging out to harvesting food on the streets of West Oakland.
Finally, we finish in Detroit with Travis Roberts, an eighteen-year-old who grew up watching the city struggle with increasing urban blight. In trouble and more than 100 pounds overweight, he discovered the city's urban agriculture movement and found a new purpose in life through urban chicken farming. Travis is joined by a cast of powerful characters in Detroit that are rebuilding their city, block by block. Food Forward opens the door into a new world of possibility, where pioneers and visionaries are creating viable alternatives to food systems.
Modern Milk (#205H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
American dairy is undergoing a renaissance. A cottage industry of dairy farmers, cheese makers and creameries is creating delicious alternatives to industrial milk. In this episode, meet West Coast raw milk revolutionaries, Vermont cheese entrepreneurs making serious cheddar, and ice cream innovators in San Francisco and New York City.
School Lunch Revival (#206H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
All public school kids have access to free or reduced price lunch, but affordability doesn't necessarily mean it's good for them. Detroit's renegade lunch lady is not only serving kids healthy food, she has them growing it, too. Houston schools are joining a national movement with "seed to plate" classroom cooking, and in North Carolina, a new generation of service members is connecting farmers and schools.
The Future of Food (#207H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
A new breed of passionate farmers, chefs and hackers is revamping the American food system. Combining people's passions and technological ingenuity, FOOD FORWARD explores a host of solutions, including tech savvy growers flying crop-monitoring drones and one of the nation's most prestigious culinary schools, which is helping one veteran find a new calling.
Food (Justice) for All (#208H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
All across the country, the ways and means of America's small farmers are evolving. Young Hispanic farm laborers in California's Salinas Valley are moving up the economic ladder, training to become tomorrow's organic farm owners. In Houston, Congolese refugees are creating communities around vacant urban lots. And in nearby Dallas, a struggling college commits an unthinkable act of football heresy, plowing their gridiron into a garden and transforming a social need into a delicious educational opportunity.
Quest for Water (#209H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
How can agriculture use less water and still grow enough food for everyone? Are we finally emerging from the water wars of the west that pitted Native American tribes and environmentalists against farmers and ranchers? FOOD FORWARD dives into solutions that some water users are discovering to protect this most precious resource in the face of drought, politics and environmental conflicts.
Make Food, Not Waste (#210H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Americans throw away 34 million tons of food each year. That's like tossing a quarter of the groceries we buy directly into the trash. But where some see garbage, others find green gold. FOOD FORWARD explores the secret life of food scraps, landfills and the people who love them. San Francisco is leading the charge in composting municipal food waste, a food bank is rescuing confiscated food from the Arizona/Mexico border patrol and a Brooklyn bucket lady collects food scraps kitchen by kitchen.
Food on the Brain (#211H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
FOOD FORWARD explores the disconnect between the belly and the brain and America's national eating disorder. A journey to Cornell's Food and Brand Lab unveils the psychology of consumer habits and introduces viewers to simple tips and tricks for a healthier diet; and researchers in Boulder, Colorado, are mapping the human microbiome with amazing results.
Wild Food, I Think I Love You (#212H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Once upon a time, wild food was all there was. If you didn't pick it, catch it or kill it, you didn't eat. That's all changed, of course, but what have we lost in our move from the wilderness that once supported us? And what could we gain by rediscovering foraging as a source of food? FOOD FORWARD heads deep into America's backwoods, joining mushroom pickers on Washington's Olympic peninsula, charitable deer hunters in North Carolina and roadkill eaters in West Virginia.
The U.S. of Agriculture (#213H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
From the founding farmers to the modern farm bill, what has 200 years of progress brought to the table? More food at lower prices for sure, but also food fights over the environment, hunger, nutrition and waste. In this episode of FOOD FORWARD, politicians, policy watchdogs and food experts take a tour through the history of food and agriculture in America. There's an entry point for everyone in the conversation about how we feed ourselves.