By Rob Hopkins, Transition Culture
At this year's Soil Association conference I was chatting with Mike Small of the Fife Diet in Scotland. He told a story about how a film crew from Sky News came up to Fife to do a news story about their work. While they were filming, Mike chatted to the director and asked him what was the angle on the story. "Well", said the director, "it's about a community eating local food". "Amazing to think that that's now seen as news!" said Mike. Of course, now such a thing is news, so bizarrely distorted has our food system (and our media, but that's another story) become. Unfortunately the sprawling monster that actually now feeds most of us isn't news, but only because it is so well hidden, something that the excellent new film "Food Inc" tries to change.