Can learning the meaning of a single term actually help change the food system? David Evans and Alexis Koefoed think so. These poultry farmers explain the real story behind such terms as cage free, free range, and pasture raised so that consumers can make informed decisions when they go to their local supermarket.

On Chickens & Eggs:

NPR - Difference Between Labels On Eggs

On Pastured Meats:

New York Times - Benefits of Grass Fed Beef

On The Environment:

Marin Carbon Project - What is Carbon Farming?

Eat Wild - Environmental Impact of "GrassFarming"

 On Food Storage:

USDA - Guide to Home Canning

Farmer, author, and activist Joel Salatin discusses his new book, "Folks, This Ain't Normal," as well as sustainable farming, food policy, and solutions to America's food woes.

Recommended Books:

The Why:

Michael Pollan - Omnivore's Dilemma

Michael Pollan - Food Rules

The How:

Joel Salatin - Pastured Poultry Profits

Masanobu Fukuoka - The One-Straw Revolution

Our earliest descendants were hunter/gatherers who foraged for their food, were in tune with their surroundings, and ate with the seasons. After foraging was essentially replaced by agriculture, people became increasingly detached from where their food came from. Foraging offers people a way to reconnect with nature and shows that food is all around us.

Lexicon Of Sustainability Infographics