Category - Farming

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!

close up of cinnamon sticks

Where cinnamon comes from

That cinnamon powder that you buy in your supermarket has come a long way. Because, even though cinnamon is such a complex and rich product, consisting of hundreds of different molecules, it is completely natural. In...

cows eating

Where milk comes from

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...

pigs in the barn, relaxing

Where pork meat comes from – Visiting a pig farm

Seeing where our food comes from is a great way to better understand our food, not just the science, but the whole supply chain that starts long before it comes in a factory, supermarket or on our plate. Seeing how...

growing an avocado

Growing avocados – Using an Avoseedo

Besides cooking and baking food, I also enjoy growing or (it, better said: attempting to grow my food). I’m certainly not a great gardener (yet?) but it gives me a lot of new opportunities for doing experiments...