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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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Laetitia Mailhes

Laetitia Mailhes is a French-born journalist. After many years as the technology and innovation correspondent of the French "Financial Times" in San Francisco, she decided to focus on what truly matters to her: sustainable food and farming. Find more articles and videos on her blog, The Green Plate Blog.

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11:17AM PST on Feb 3, 2014

Thanks, Laetitia.

1:38PM PDT on Apr 1, 2013

Thanks

1:28PM PDT on May 20, 2012

Laetitia thanks for posting the story and the video interview.

12:06PM PDT on Oct 13, 2011

Interesting, thanks Laetitia!~

1:02PM PDT on Jun 13, 2011

thanks

4:48PM PDT on Mar 29, 2011

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

4:45PM PDT on Mar 29, 2011

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

10:55AM PST on Feb 24, 2011

Great stuff.

6:29PM PST on Feb 22, 2011

interesting.

10:23AM PST on Feb 14, 2011

I love good food! :)

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