As many of you readers know, I grew up with a mom who believed in all-veggie-all-the-time. We ate organic and my only exposure to anything sweet was watermelon on my first birthday (yes, the cake was not chocolate but carob). I didn’t know the difference and to me, eating organic was normal. That was until elementary school.
Organic was way of life and as I moved into adulthood, eating organic and foods that were processed as little as possible was something that I continued for me and it’s something I do on a daily basis for myself and Philip and something that I hope to continue to do for my future family.
And as many of you may already know, organics has become big business in America – to the point where I don’t think shopping in Whole Foods necessarily means you do not have to be educated about what you are buying. In fact, the bigger the industry becomes, the more educated and smarter we all have to be. Which is where Organic Rising comes in…
Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, Anthony Suau started to document the rise in the organic movement around 2012. He has interviewed numerous farmers, food activists, organizations and more to hear their thoughts about how as Americans we can still eat food that will not make us sick and/or obese, the future of non-GMOs vs GMOs and how there are farmers out there who want to create and contribute to a healthy and viable American food system.
The film, Organic Rising aims to educate, inspire and motivate. To finish the film, Mr. Suau launched a campaign on Indiegogo to finish production and post-production. Check it out and help him out. (every dollar counts!)
And as an added bonus, my uncle, founder of Lady Moon Farms has a passionate (he wouldn’t have it any other way) quote around the 3:59 mark.