This weekend marks the 82nd Academy Awards... At Kitchen Caravan we love watching the Oscars. This year I wanted to take a moment to direct your attention to two of the nominees in the Best Documentary (Feature) category. The Cove, and Food Inc. In different ways, both films explore issues of just & sustainable food systems. In the case of Food Inc., this correlation is obvious. The film, which features leading voices in the sustainable food movement like Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser and Joel Salatin, is a survey of the industrial food system in the United States and encourages viewers to change their eating habits. Food Inc.'s Best Documentary Feature nomination has the meat industry wriggling in their seats; read this article on www.cattlenetwork.com. While The Cove is about dolphin slaughter in Japan, it also touches upon issues of overfishing, mercury poisoning and the importance of sustainable fisheries. Perhaps it's significant to note that both films are supported by Participant Media, eBay founder Jeff Skoll's production company that requires significant social action outreach plans to accompany the release of all their films. To learn more about the issues taken up in these films, you might want to check out our last two episodes. Learn about sustainable seafood in Port Orford, Oregon, and issues affecting young farmers. Joel Salatin, who appears in Food Inc., is featured in our most recent video about the relationship between beginning farmers and their mentors.