Praise for Jean-Paul Jaud's FOOD BEWARE: The French Organic Revolution
"'Food Beware' takes a pragmatic, health-based approach that’s a refreshing change from the moral and high-cultural preening that sometimes enter this debate in America...it's hard not to be charmed." -Mike Hale, The New York Times
"Informative and entertaining! A blueprint that others might follow to bring organic, healthy and socially responsible food production and preparation to their communities."
-Jennifer Merin, About.com Guide to Documentaries
"A success story - a small French town that went organic and thrived. It lays out its pro-organic arguments forcefully...yet the tone is gentle, the music French, and the food shot so delectably that you can all but smell the freshly baked bread."-Bob Mondello, NPR
"A refreshing perspective, a viable solution...unlike the solutions proposed by other films, which push a wider, more political agenda, the decision to change our diets - as a community, a school, or even a family - seems intoxicatingly simple."
-Yana Litovsky, Film Forward
"Food Beware is handsomely shot, and bolstered by a lush score by top-drawer composer Gabriel Yared. Jaud succeeds at making organic food look gorgeous, and at making a rural, natural existence look idyllic." -Noel Murray, The Onion AV Club
"Eye-opening...a must-see for environmentalists, educators, politicians and the public interested in preserving what's left of our environment and health."
-James van Maanen, Trust Movies
"'Food Beware' is more concerned with focusing on solutions than in simply sounding the alarm." -Andrew Schenker, Slant Magazine
"Compelling ...a call to arms." -Gabriella Gershenson, Time Out NY
"If there is a film to see this year about the environment and our health, it is 'Food Beware'."
- Le Monde
“A must-see!” - Viva Magazine (France)
“A powerful, important film! An inspiring and educational tale.”
- La Vie Verte (A Guide to What's Green in France)
“What we found remarkable about this movie is that not only is it a warning cry but also - indeed mostly - it is a celebration of life and hope offering very simple solutions.”
- World Wildlife Fund (France)
"A grassroots view of a mini-food revolution...the people Jaud talks to all ring true. A natural for the crunchy crowd!" -John Anderson, Variety
"'Food Beware: The French Organic Revolution' is a companion piece to films like 'Food Inc.' that detail the harm done to consumer and nature by chemical farming. But 'Food Beware' has an added dimension, going one step further to make the case that the cancer epidemic of our epoch is directly related to the chemical-laden agriculture that has been largely adopted in the pursuit of profit. Despite the clearly polemical - and urgently needed - focus of the movie, it does not preach to the audience and even sustains a meditative and lyrical quality throughout." -Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist