From Farm to Fork

  • Do you want to improve your health?
  • Have you thought about the effects of globalized agriculture and fast food industries on society and the planet?
  • Are you interested in creating a more sustainable world?
  • Do you want to know more about where and how your food is grown or produced?
  • Do you live in Gainesville, Fla.?

Every ingredient of your meal travels an average of 1,500 miles to get to your plate. Scientific studies established this number decades ago, and more recent reports put the number even higher due to the increased globalization of the agriculture industry and the rapid spread of fast food.

Eating is one of the easiet political statements you can make. But unlike heading to the polls maybe once every two years, you probably eat three times a day. Vote with your fork everytime you eat!

Watch the University of Florida's Director of Sustainability, Anna Prizzia, explain eating locally and becoming a "locavore."