The Strange Journeys of the Things We Eat
The modern supermarket is a marvel of globalization: In the dead of winter, you can buy Mexican tomatoes, Chilean asparagus, Californian citrus, and meat and seafood that may have traveled to numerous countries before hitting the shelves. It presents amazing convenience and choice, but the Byzantine systems that allow its existences remain essentially invisible to the casual consumer. With “Follow Your Food,” you can take a closer look at what goes on behind the scenes.
Do you know where your food comes from?
TakePart’s new series tracks ingredients as they make their way from around the world to the grocery store.
The Complicated Art of Feeding the World
Between technology and trade agreements, the way food gets to your plate has been transformed. See how China's rising middle class is changing the way the world produces meat, feed, and seafood; how the U.S. fits into the globalized food trade; and how the North America Free Trade Agreement reshaped where U.S. fruits and vegetables are grown.