Once upon a time, wild food was all there was. If you didn't pick it, catch it, or kill it, you didn't eat. That's all changed, of course, but what have we lost in our move from the wilderness that once supported us? And what could we gain by rediscovering foraging as a source of food? Food Forward heads deep into America's backwoods joining mushroom pickers on Washington's Olympic peninsula, charitable deer hunters in North Carolina and roadkill-eating hillbillies in West Virginia.
By mid-century, 90 percent of the world's commercial fish may be tapped out. But we're not sunk yet. FOOD FORWARD sets sail with a different breed of fishermen who make their living on the water while treading lightly upon it. Meet old school fishermen in the Pacific Northwest reviving the tuna industry, young fishermen (and women) creating Community Supported Fisheries along the Eastern seaboard and the next generation of fish farmers in western Massachusetts.