Sovereignty in the City
In response to the corruption and greed that fuel industrial food production in the United States, city-dwellers and suburbanites throughout the Bay Area are taking control of the local food supply. The urban farming movement not only makes seasonal, healthy food locally available, but it strengthens the communities and relationships of everyone involved. Filmmakers Andrew Hasse and Adam Goldstein chronicle this movement in their forthcoming documentary, Edible City.
“Food sovereignty – being in control one’s own food systems rather than relying upon uncontrollable market forces – is a distant dream for most people. We have a mass food infrastructure reliant upon oil for production and distribution. Whole generations are eating nutrient deficient, packaged foods, without any idea of where that food comes from.”
With profiles of various successful urban farming models, Edible City proves that there is plenty of room for a new paradigm of sustainability to emerge.
The film will be released in Fall 2009, and you can watch the trailer here.Tweet