From the Source
Where does your food come from? Ultimately, it comes from a farm, a ranch, the ocean, the garden, or perhaps the woods. One way of looking at the problems in our food system is that we have lost the connections with the sources of our food. The further away from the source, the more likely the food will be processed, manipulated or degraded in some way.
How we can reestablish the important connections with the sources of unadulterated food? Many of us don’t have a lot of time, and don’t know any farmers, ranchers, or fishermen. The good news is that there is a whole movement to help you reconnect with the sources of your food – and to make this work for your busy lifestyle. In this section of the Nutrition Toolbox, we are going to help you get closer to the sources of your food. See links below!
List of Maps; Directories - Farms, Farmers, Farmer's Markets, etc. - USDA
List of maps and directories to farms, farmers, farmers’ markets, etc. – Provided by USDA
Dirty Dozen Guide to Food Additives
The Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen Guide to Food Additives is a helpful resource for identifying which food additives are the worst health offenders, which foods contain them, and how to avoid them.
The Detox Project is a research platform that brings awareness to the public by testing for man-made chemicals in our bodies and in our food at a very personal level. They believe you have the right to know what man-made chemicals are in your body and in your food!