It’s so exciting that Food Day continues to gain momentum and enthusiasm across the globe. With a focus on inspiring people to change their diets and our food policies, events took place worldwide that helped increase awareness and educate the public on many important issues, such as: local farming, industrial agriculture, animal conditions, and fair labor practices.
The Food Day event at artist Dustin Yellin’s Pioneer Works in Brooklyn was a wonderful way to celebrate community and connect with local ingredients. The event’s marketplace featured vendors from the food, agriculture, and organic industries, as well as many kid-friendly activities to get the whole family involved. Chefs Tom Colicchio and Sam Kass, as well as actor Adrian Grenier, stopped by to take park in the fun and every moment was focused on connecting with food and learning how we can improve policies to benefit personal and environmental health.
We are so pleased that Food for Thought, Food for Life contributed to this year’s Food Day celebrations. Not only was the documentary shown at Pioneer Works, but also at thousands of screenings across the country. The film continues the Food Day conversation, making everyday a ‘Food Day’ thanks to personal choices and advocacy that creates lasting, positive changes.