Dirt-to-Dinner educates the curious consumer on how food travels from the farm to our forks. We use verified science to answer questions on our global food supply chain, sustainability in agriculture, the integrity of our food, and its nutrition.

Global Food and You

Global Food and You explains how and why countries are dependent on each other for a constant food supply. Within our posts, D2D will explore the following questions:

  • How do the major global breadbaskets feed the world?
  • Can our food be both local and global?
  • How do trade and global regulations make our food safer?

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Dirt-to-Dinner Journey: Coffee

Do you know where your coffee comes from? How it is grown, harvested, processed, and roasted? Coffee is so much more than a wonderful morning pick-me-up.

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D2D on the Farm: America’s Salad Bowl

Did you know that 80% of the leafy greens and berries grown in the USA during the spring, summer, and fall come from the same region? Join D2D as we explore the farms of Salinas Valley, CA!

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What is NAFTA?

The North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, is a free trade agreement between Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Do you know how the elimination of NAFTA

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Stonyfield’s Marketing Misstep

Stonyfield yogurt is under fire. After posting a controversial video marketing their organic yogurt as “safer for children”, consumers fought back…and rightfully so! Fear-based marketing is misleading and harmful to customers.

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Fish, Feed, and Food in the Fjords

D2D recently had the opportunity to visit salmon farms in Norway. We were able to experience the impressive undertaking of these aquacultures first hand. Unfortunately, the sustainability of farmed salmon continues to be misunderstood. So, we are thrilled to be able to share this experience with our readers and educate on this important industry.

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A Journey from Dirt-to-Dinner: Milk

In our new series, “From Dirt-to-Dinner,” the D2D team will bring transparency to the production and processing of a specific food product. In our first journey, we are putting milk under the microscope.  We will take you from the dairy farm to the processing plant to the grocery store.

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Trading Beef

President Donald Trump’s stance on trade, specifically his opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), gave us pause to think about how this new plan would affect one of the largest agricultural export markets in the U.S: Beef. With a market value of roughly 6 billion dollars, this market is easily influenced by matters of foreign policy. So, how will our farmers and the beef industry be affected by this new stance on trade?

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Do we need a Sugar Tax?

Sugar, and its overconsumption, is fueling the obesity epidemic in the United States as well as the countries adopting a Western Diet. In an attempt to create healthier humans, government agencies on the local and global level have proposed a sugar tax. But, would a tax really benefit the health of Americans or is it simply a disguise to collect additional revenue?

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What’s the Catch?

The fish on our plate often comes from all over the world, but we really have no knowledge of exactly where the fish spawned, swam, and was processed. Has the fish on your plate been caught or farmed sustainably? Was it fed a healthy diet before it was harvested?

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