New Series Dedicated to the People Behind How and Why We Eat


'Food Forward TV' will be available on PBS

This September on PBS, a new half-hour series will take a look at the innovators who are affecting how and why Americans eat the way they do.

Across the country, America’s “farmers, chefs, teachers, scientists, fishermen, and ranchers” will weigh in on how to deal with the country’s food challenges.

Season one of Food Forward TV will introduce Americans to some of the most important, and least known, people who affect how and what kind of food reaches their tables.

This season will feature sustainable fishermen along the Eastern seaboard, “seed savers” working to maintain genetic diversity in American farmlands, cheesemakers and dairy farmers dedicated to putting American dairy on the map, tech-savvy farmers incorporating drones into agriculture, and much more.

(Featured this season: A hydroponic rooftop tower farm uses a perfect nutrient blend mixed with water and fed by gravity to grow plants on rooftops in New York City.)

"Our series goes beyond celebrity chefs, cooking competitions and recipes to reveal the compelling stories and inspired solutions from Americans striving to create a more just, sustainable and delicious alternative to how and what we eat,” said Food Forward TV director and producer Greg Roden. “There are a lot of positive things going on right now and we want to capture and share those stories.”

Beginning September 1, Food Forward TV will be available for streaming online on PBS as well as available on DVD. 

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Karen Lo is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @appleplexy.