Did you know that that piece of salmon you’re eating probably came from Norway—or Chile? Are avocados going the way of the dodo? How come most “wasabi” isn’t actually wasabi?
Though your grocery list may look straightforward, the global food system is complex. The Modern Farmer team is here to turn your questions about the food on your plate into reporting that helps you—and your fellow eaters—understand where your food comes from.
Along the way, we’ll meet the people who actually plant, fertilize, harvest, raise, slaughter, brew, ferment, pack and process the ingredients that go into your meals, and dig into stories that get the people who eat (aka everyone) a little bit closer to the people who produce.
Take a look in your fridge, pantry and shopping cart. Do you really know what goes into getting that food from … wherever it comes from … to you?
We envision turning this into a series, but we need your help to get started. Don’t be shy: Add a question or suggest a topic you’d like Modern Farmer to investigate using this form. We’ll get in touch if we look into your question.