COVID 19: The Future of Food

COVID 19: The Future of Food

| 12 min

How are you adapting to the pandemic? That’s the question Jérémie Battaglia and Vali Fugulin asked Canadian small and medium-sized business owners in April 2020 as part of the Pivot project led in partnership with the McGill Sustainability Systems Initiative. Out of these discussions, one major theme emerged — how COVID-19 has affected the eating habits of Canadians. Interest in local products and cooking exploded during the lockdown, but was it just a fad? Six months later, as the second wave was sweeping over the country, Jérémie wanted to continue the conversation with two of the business owners he met, restaurant owner Lil MacPherson and farmer Dave Kranenburg. Both have long advocated for the importance of making the agri-food industry more responsive and local. On a video-conference call, they reflect on the changes in behaviour we’re seeing and wonder if we might be witnessing a long-term paradigm shift in our relationship with food.

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Credits
  • writing
    Jérémie Battaglia
  • direction
    Jérémie Battaglia
  • editing
    Jérémie Battaglia
  • participation
    Dave Kranenburg
    Lil MacPherson
    Vali Fugulin
    Matthieu Bonneau
    Yasmen De Leon
    Natasha Kapoor
    Niki Kapoor
    Tabitha Langel
    Suzanne Siemens
    Tomas Sohlberg
    Dan Wells
  • re-recording
    Luc Léger
  • online editor
    Denis Pilon
  • visual identity
    Le Séisme
  • translation
    Sette
  • subtitling
    Sette
  • executive producer
    Louis-Richard Tremblay
  • producer
    Louis-Richard Tremblay
  • head of production and studio
    Laurence Dolbec
  • senior production coordinator
    Véronique Tessier
    Isabelle Limoges
  • technical coordinator
    Mira Mailhot
  • administrator
    Marie-Andrée Bonneau
  • production coordinator
    Isabelle Gatti
    Julia Dawson