In Search Of Good Food

A couple of years ago, young San Francisco native and urban food activist Antonio Roman-Alcala decided to travel through California with a camera crew to seek some answers about the current state of the regional food system. How sustainable is it, truly, passed the glamorous facade of the astoundingly diverse, fresh, organic and local food landscape that the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer?

As it turns out, California, the nation’s biggest agricultural State, presents identical issues to everywhere else. Although it has been the scene of an emerging model built on sustainability principles, by and large it still has a very long way to go before it can boast a fair food chain that nurtures the environment instead of destroying it, supports its farmers instead of exploiting them, and truly enables local food-sheds through a thoughtful easing-up of regulations.

Antonio Roman-Alcala’s documentary “In Search Of Good Food” is finally completed. In the interview below, he tells us about his first film project, his discoveries and his hopes for a future of fairer food.

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30 comments

Elisa F.
Elisa F.2 years ago

Thanks, Laetitia.

Winn Adams
Winnie Adams3 years ago

Thanks

John B.
John B.4 years ago

Laetitia thanks for posting the story and the video interview.

Chris Ray
Chris R.4 years ago

Interesting, thanks Laetitia!~

Aoife O Mahony
Aoife O Mahony5 years ago

thanks

Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener5 years ago

Research sustainable agriculture practices and take matters in your own hands! However small the space start gardening!

Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener5 years ago

Research sustainable agriculture practices and take matters in your own hands! However small the space start gardening!

Ian Donelson
Ian Donelson5 years ago

Great stuff.

Annemarie W.
Annemarie L.5 years ago

interesting.

Sarah Zemke
Sarah Z.5 years ago

I love good food! :)