The Great Food Revolution: A Citizen’s Guide to Eating in the 21st Century – review of part 1 and 2

Just finished watching part one and two of the Great Food Revolution on the CBC.

The first part was interesting, but was way too much like a number of short news features than a cohesive documentary. Too many topics, with too little time spent on each one. I would have been interested in hearing more detail about all the things they talked about.

The second part is much more focused; talking about grocery stores and food producers, and what they do to carry and create products that you will buy. It also brings up the locavore movement.

Loblaws (a.k.a. Superstore) does quite a bit of research into their President’s Choice products. Too bad their stores don’t actually keep items in stock on the shelves. And why do marketing companies only do product launch samples in Toronto? Us out in the prairies could use some free product love too, you know.

Also, CBC – you have typos on your recipes. 🙂

Edited to add: Okay, that’s screwed up. They changed the contest question for the 2nd week. But the 1st week’s answer was in the 2nd week’s episodes!

The Great Food Revolution: A Citizen’s Guide to Eating in the 21st Century

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) will be broadcasting four documentaries on food, on March 19 and 26 via their Doc Zone series. Topics will be how sushi, balsamic vinegar and salad-in-a-bag became popular, competition in the food industry, how New York keeps all its residents fed, and the future of food (including molecular gastronomy).

Now, I would love to link to the Doc Zone page promoting this, but this info isn’t on their site anywhere. Instead, I got the info from a Canadian Press article. Good job CBC.