Food Patriots in the News
Posted on 12.19.12 by Food Patriots
It looks like our kickstarter fundraising campaign for Food Patriots is stirring up a lot of buzz. Check out these recent articles about our efforts.
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One Family’s Journey From Foodborne-Illness Victim to “Food Patriots”
The Spitzes, who are award-winning filmmakers, have documented their journey to a better understanding of our food system in a new film that they are now polishing, called “Food Patriots.” In it, they talk not only about their own dawning understanding of how our food is produced, but also about many other people who are trying to get food grown and distributed in a healthier, more equitable way.
“We were really insulated, as a family, from knowing where our food comes from, and from having the awareness that allows you to make healthy choices,” Jennifer told me. “But this film has a much bigger footprint than just our journey. We’re in it to provide a narrative, and some humor — but what we do is look at people who are inspiring us to think about, buy and eat food differently.”
Local Food Group to Host Free Screening of Food Patriots Documentary
When filmmaker Jeff Spitz’s son, a UW-Madison football player, came down with a food-borne illness that didn’t respond to antibiotics, it was a wake-up call that raised serious questions about food and our food systems. Jeff Spitz weaves his family’s humorous story of planting a garden and raising chickens into a tapestry of stories about people who are changing the way Americans eat, buy and educate the next generation about food. Explore personal stories that show ordinary people taking control of food and creating healthier lives, a less polluted environment, a new sense of community and new jobs.
Fundraising begins for Spitz
Jennifer and Jeff Spitz, of Northbrook, launched their fundraising campaign at www.KickStarter.com on Nov. 26 to raise money for their “good food movement” and “Food Patriots” film documentary, which is set to start screening in January.
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