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The Lexicon of Sustainability

The Lexicon of Sustainability

Food Security

Food: deserts, security, sovereignty — terms, culture and politics for feeding the world.

3:25

The Lexicon of Sustainability

Urban Farming

Farming on rooftops and in vacant lots connects urbanites to where their food comes from.

2:50

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Water

Agriculture depends on water. Find out where our water comes from and how to conserve it.

3:24

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Land Trust

Land trusts can keep farms afloat when the real estate is worth more than the yield.

2:37

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GMOs

GMO labeling advocates want consumers to know about all the ingredients in their food.

3:09

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Fair Trade vs. Direct Trade

When you buy food, you’re buying values, values of those who grow, transport and sell it.

3:03

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Antibiotic-Free

Learn how and why nearly 80% of antibiotics in the U.S. are used on healthy animals.

2:32

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What is Sustainability?

Sustainability is an ideal rooted in the choices we make as consumers and producers.

4:14

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Terroir

Food has characteristics defined by geography and climate. The French have a word for that

1:56

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Traceability

Nearly 1/3 of the fish we buy isn’t what the label says. Can we trace their origins?

3:20

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Grass Fed

From feedlots to pastures, learn about cattle farming, grass- and corn-fed beef.

3:01

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Unconventional Agriculture

See how unconventional farmers are working with nature, not against it.

4:31

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Seeds

Learn the importance of protecting the culture and biodiversity of seeds.

3:01

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Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

What if you could buy fresh fruit and vegetables each week, grown by a local farmer?

1:44

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Economies of Community

Economies of community help people connect, build and rebuild local food systems.

2:46

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Wheat or White?

Learn the difference between whole wheat and white and meet the people preserving grains.

3:01

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Food Waste

Learn how people are rescuing "ugly" food by composting, redistributing and eating wisely.

4:19

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Local vs. Organic

What’s more important, that your food is organic or you know who and where it comes from?

3:16

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Forage

Our earliest descendants were hunter/gatherers who foraged for their food.

6:35

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Local

As consumers take increased responsibility for what they eat, many become locavores.

5:40

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The Story of an Egg

Learn the real story behind such terms as cage free, free range, and pasture raised.

6:03

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