Perhaps the Concordia Food Systems Project internship that I worked on this summer transported me into a world where food is again central, as it was, and as it should be. But no, the food movement is thriving - I'm sure of it.
Food brings people together, whether it's through growing food or eating food - communities are built around food and food builds communities. Food is the basis of our social, economic, and political systems. And most important, food unites us as a species: every human, regardless of age, sex, race, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation, needs food every single day.
What's pushing people to think more about their food? Where it comes from? What's in it? The food system is in serious danger, that's what.
The problem is that food production is being controlled by huge multinational corporations, more concerned with making profits than taking care of people and their environments. If you don't know what I'm talking about, please watch Food, Inc.. As the website claims: "You'll never look at dinner the same way."
But that's depressing. Let's get back to hope, back to action for change, back to the food movement.
But my ultimate favourite, and something I'm really excited about, is the trailer for Edible City. This film is revolutionary, and extremely inspirational. See for yourself: