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All of our food starts out somewhere on a farm, whether it’s the egg that is bred by a chicken, the stalks of corn in the field or the tomatoes in a green house. Farming is where it all starts out and a lot of what determines the quality and type of food is determined there and then at the farm. The type of seed a farmer will use or a the breed of cow will all determine the quality and characteristics of our food.
How we organize farming within the world, whether it’s conventional vs organic, mono-culture vs a diverse set of crops has a huge impact on the sustainability of our planet.

It’s a complex world, but if you want to understand your food, you have to start at the farms. It’s where the first important choices of your food are made!

Next step: you’ve got an ingredient, ready to go into your food!

brown raisins

How Raisins Are Made

Raisins are dried grapes, nothing more, and nothing less (most of the time). But, since grapes contain a lot of water, it requires some smart processing and proper quality control to make sure those grapes actually turn into raisins.

risotto rice kernels

Where Rice Comes From

Brown rice, Basmati rice, par-boiled rice, whole grain rice, there are a lot of different types of rice. Some are actually different types of rice, others are simply processed in a different way, causing them to behave and be different.…

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Where Milk Comes from – Visting a Dairy Farm

Almost all of our food starts at a farm where plants are grown, animals are raised or fish are kept. Here’s where farmers use photosynthesis and biology to convert sunlight into high quality foods. It’s where grass is transformed into…