As a freelance food writer, I've written for numerous national publications and websites, including EatingWell, Cooking Light, Health, Vegetarian Times, Body & Soul, and Culinate.com. I'm also the voice behind the food blog 5 Second Rule.
@alsebica I've never heard of Craig Laban, but I have heard of Brett Anderson, who's the current critic at the Times-Picayune, so maybe I get partial credit. I heard him speak once with Charles Campion, a critic from the UK, and man, those guys were salty. They both laughed so hard, and made the audience laugh so hard, I thought we were all going to throw up.
@Brooklyn Baker, I wish more culinary schools would offer classes in food politics, sustainability, and responsible sourcing. I do understand that programs are short and focus on training cooks in more practical skills, but still... seems like they'd be pretty worthwhile electives.
One film I'd add to your excellent list is The End of the Line, which is all about overfishing. I've seen the trailer and met Charles Clover, the author of the book on which the film is based. While I haven't yet seen the feature-length film, I've got it saved to my Netflix queue so I'll get it once it's released.