A New Food Documentery

From the celebrity Chef Tom Colicchio and the producers of Food, Inc comes a new documentary on food entitled A Place at the Table slate for release in March.  I look forward to watching it.  

I see that the subtitle of the new documentary is One Nation Underfed.  I haven't, of course, seen the documentary, but their web site suggests that the film will focus on the problem of hunger.  Ironically, however, here are the folks involved in the movie: 

 sociologist Janet Poppendieck, author Raj Patel and nutrition policy leader Marion Nestle; ordinary citizens like Pastor Bob Wilson and teachers Leslie Nichols and Odessa Cherry; and activists such as Witness to Hunger’s Mariana Chilton, Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio and Oscar®-winning actor Jeff Bridges

Some of these people have been on record in the past talking about how we Americans are Over-fed . And, they've been on record as harshly criticizing precisely those firms and technologies that have made food more convenient and affordable than it once was.  I wish for once the producers of these documentaries would pick (even at random) some of the excellent agricultural scientists working in Land Grant Universities across the U.S. to weigh in on some of these issues.  

I'll withhold final judgement till I watch the movie.  For the time being, however, I will say that I am more sympathetic to the angle that seems to be taken in this food documentary than I was with many of the other's I've seen.  Let's hope this time around the facts are presented in a balanced manner and the suggested alternatives are more well reasoned.