Go Inside the Coldscape
When you go to the grocery store and look for "fresh" produce, what you might find instead is an apple that was picked almost a year ago. How is that possible, you ask? That's where the coldscape comes in. The coldscape is the series of refrigerated warehouses, trucks, and other conveyances that allows your food to be transported from all over the world and held until it's just ripe enough to send to your local store.
Trace The Migration Patterns Your Food Depends On
Getting food from the farm to your plate is highly dependent on many environmental factors. When drought and a lack of bees come into play, it's harder to grow many crops. With rain-deprived California producing nearly half of the fruits, nuts, and vegetables grown in the U.S., the effect the environment plays on your groceries becomes clearer.
Alice Waters: Why I Take Part
The founder of Berkeley's seminal restaurant Chez Pannise talks about why she believes every child deserves an edible education in addition to a scholastic one.
Joel Salatin: Why I Take Part
Polyface Farm's Joel Salatin discusses the influential way he raises livestock—and how people can get involved in a more sustainable, humane alternative to industrial meat.
Susan Feniger: Why I Take Part
Susan Feniger lays out the healthy, environmentally friendly secret behind the delicious Mexican food at her restaurant Border Grill: making dishes that are composed predominantly of vegetables.