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Food, Inc. A Robert Kenner Film

Premiere Date: April 21, 2010

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A Guide to Eating Well

Check out some our favorite online resources — including maps, wallet guides and lists — for sustainable eating. Whether you're interested in shopping for affordable and organic ingredients, finding restaurants that support local farms, or figuring out which foods are in season, we've got a guide for you.

Shopping and Eating Locally

NRDC: Eat Local

Eat Local

The Natural Resources Defense Council has put together an interactive database of foods that are in season in each state. Learn more about the benefits of eating foods that are locally grown and find seasonal recipes that take advantage of the crops in your area.


Food, Inc.: Eat Well GuideThe Eat Well Guide®

A free online directory for anyone in search of fresh, locally grown and sustainably produced food in the United States and Canada, Eat Well has thousands of listings include family farms, restaurants, farmers' markets, grocery stores, community supported agriculture (CSA) programs, U-pick orchards and more. Users can search by location, keyword, category or product to find good food, download customized guides, or plan a trip with a mapping tool.


Food, Inc.: Seasonal Ingredient Map from epicurious.comEpicurious' Seasonal Ingredient Map

Confused by what fruits and vegetables are in season in your area? Check out this interactive map on to find out what kinds of produce are freshest each month. Browse by month and by state.


Food, Inc.: Happy CowHappy Cow: Compassionate Eating Guide

Looking for vegetarian restaurants or health food stores near you? This website makes it easy to locate vegan, vegetarian and vegetarian-friendly restaurants and stores around the world, making it a very helpful resource for travelers.


Food, Inc: Local Harvest Local Harvest

Find farmers' markets that sell locally grown, organic foods near you by entering your zip code on this site. You can also find co-ops and natural grocery stores, restaurants as well as online vendors through this site.



Wallet Guides

Need a cheat sheet? Print these out and take them to the store when you go shopping.

Food, Inc: Shopper's Guide to PesticidesEnvironmental Working Group: Shopper's Guide to Pesticides

Check out the full list of fruits and vegetables, and whether you should buy them organic or not based on their exposure to pesticides.


Food, Inc.: Seafood Watch Monterey Bay Aquarium: Seafood Watch Program

If you love seafood, but can't always remember which species are in danger of being overfished, the Monterey Bay Aquarium has some great pocket guides you can print and carry with you. Check out the guide for regional fish or the list of safer choices. You can also check out their mobile website while you're on the go.


Our Favorite Lists

Here's a round-up of some of our favorite lists of links from around the Web, with tips for everything — from finding cheap, green food options to the most affordable.

Food, Inc.: Guide to Eating Well

10 Top Techy Tools for Easy Sustainable Eating

8 Great, Cheap, Green Food Options

The 10 Cheapest, Healthiest Foods Money Can Buy

Top 7 Foods Experts Won't Eat

7 Steps to Safer, Healthier Food

6 Steps to Sustainable Eating

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The way we eat has changed more in the last 50 years than in the previous 10,000...”

— Michael Pollan, author of
“In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto"

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