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Reducing Food Waste

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A sustainable food culture values food from farm to table and back to the soil. Journalist Jonathan Bloom shares how families and food producers can reduce, recycle, and reuse food waste. How much food do Americans waste, and where does it go? Jonathan Bloom: Americans waste 40 percent of the food we grow and raise, when ... READ MORE 

Video: Anna Lappé, “What You Can Do”

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There are many ways you can take part in creating a better food system. But where do you start? Healthy food advocate Anna Lappé provides a few simple tips that will lead to big changes. How do you connect with the source of your food? Everyday Steps Make a Difference Healthy good advocate Anna Lappé ... READ MORE 

Video: “In Season”

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Happy solstice! The summer brings a bounty of fresh produce: stone fruit and berries, garden salads with ripe tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, watermelon, and more. Farmer Nigel Walker, chef Bryant Terry, and others share why eating seasonally is good for your body and the planet–and it tastes better, too. What seasonal foods do you enjoy? Reasons ... READ MORE 

Video: Nadine Burke, “Whole and Healthy”

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Why is whole food healthier? Dr. Nadine Burke discusses the difference between processed and whole foods. What whole foods do you enjoy? Join the conversation on Facebook. Whole vs. Processed Whole foods are ingredients in their raw, unprocessed, and unrefined state, in contrast to foods that have undergone processing and preservation methods like curing, cooking, ... READ MORE 

Video: “Fair Trade”

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How does food connect us to the global community? Author Anna Lappé and chef Bryant Terry discuss how choosing Fair Trade products helps farmers around the world. Celebrate World Fair Trade Day on May 14. Let us know how you support fair food on Facebook. What Is Fair Trade? From bananas to chocolate, many of ... READ MORE 

Video: “Farmers Markets”

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Spring farmers markets are sprouting up across the country. Farmer Nigel Walker, chef Bryant Terry, and others celebrate the joys of farmers markets. Where do you go to get fresh, healthy food? Join the conversation on Facebook. Why Support Farmers Markets? Farmers markets are on the rise. The USDA National Farmers Market Directory listed 6,132 ... READ MORE 

Multiple Voices: Fair Trade

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How does food connect us to the global community? Author Anna Lappé and chef Bryant Terry discuss how choosing Fair Trade products helps farmers around the world. (Read the blog post.) If you enjoyed this clip, you can buy our entire collection of 54 bite-sized videos, along with our award-winning PBS special, in the Nourish ... READ MORE 

Vote with Your Fork

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Food choices serve as a mirror of our values. Through our shopping and eating, we can help support a healthy food culture. Author Michael Pollan encourages us to make every food choice matter by voting with our fork. Why do our food choices matter? Michael Pollan: Food is not just fuel. Food is about family, ... READ MORE 

Eating with the Seasons

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Choosing food that is local and in season connects us to a specific place and time. Chef Bryant Terry and author Anna Lappé discuss the joy of eating with the seasons. What does it mean to eat with the seasons? Bryant Terry: I learned many things about food from my grandmother. When I was growing ... READ MORE 

Local Food

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When you buy from a local farmer, you’re making a direct investment in your community. Author Anna Lappé, sustainable food advocate Anim Steel, and chef Bryant Terry discuss the many benefits of eating local. What does it mean to eat locally? Anna Lappé: “Buy local” campaigns are popping up all across the country. The principle ... READ MORE 
   
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