Food Forward

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  • 2012
  • 1 Season

Food Forward is a lifestyle program that appears on PBS. Food Forward looks at how food is grown, processed, distributed, and how to live a healthy lifestyle. The series looks at a number of different persons who are involved with the production of food. This includes farmers, organic farmers, ranchers, and persons who are involved with alternative means of producing food. The series then looks at such things as famer’s markets, food clubs, and food cooperatives.

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The U.S. of Agriculture
13. The U.S. of Agriculture
October 11, 2014
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 closing episode of Food Forward, politicians, policy watchdogs and food experts take us on a personal tour through the history of food and agriculture in America.
Wild Food, I Think I Love You
12. Wild Food, I Think I Love You
October 10, 2014
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-eating hillbillies in West Virginia.
Food on the Brain
11. Food on the Brain
October 3, 2014
In this episode, 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, CO are mapping the human microbiome with amazing results.
Make Food, Not Waste
10. Make Food, Not Waste
October 3, 2014
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.
Quest for Water
9. Quest for Water
September 26, 2014
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.
Food (Justice)for All
8. Food (Justice)for All
September 26, 2014
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.
The Future of Food
7. The Future of Food
September 19, 2014
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.
School Lunch Revival
6. School Lunch Revival
September 19, 2014
Affordable school lunches don't necessarily mean healthy school lunches.
Modern Milk
5. Modern Milk
September 12, 2014
American dairy is undergoing a renaissance.
SOS: Save Our Soil
4. SOS: Save Our Soil
September 12, 2014
The top six inches of soil are the most precious, yet least understood ecosystem on earth.
Seeds of Change
3. Seeds of Change
September 5, 2014
Seeds represent hope, a new beginning. Explore the battle over GMOs.
The Meat of the Matter
2. The Meat of the Matter
September 5, 2014
Cheap meat is actually quite costly, taking its toll on America?s health and environment.
Go Fish!
1. Go Fish!
August 29, 2014
By mid-century, 90 percent of the world?s commercial fish may be tapped out.
Urban Farming
0. Urban Farming
April 5, 2012
Meet the food rebels who are growing food right where we live: In cities.
Description

Food Forward is a lifestyle program that appears on PBS. Food Forward looks at how food is grown, processed, distributed, and how to live a healthy lifestyle. The series looks at a number of different persons who are involved with the production of food. This includes farmers, organic farmers, ranchers, and persons who are involved with alternative means of producing food. The series then looks at such things as famer’s markets, food clubs, and food cooperatives.

Food Forward is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (14 episodes). The series first aired on April 5, 2012.

Where to Watch Food Forward

Food Forward is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Food Forward on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Apple TV and PBS.

  • Premiere Date
    April 5, 2012