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The Superfood Chain
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What effect does the superfood industry have on farmers and fishermen around the world?

This gorgeous 4K documentary follows filmmaker Ann Shin as she meets farming families in Bolivia, Ethiopia, Philippines, and Haida Gwaii affected by the superfood industry.
Explore the World of Superfoods
Quinoa: a closer look What's next for this superfood?
Cycle of the Salmon A deeper dive into the migration and return that feeds Haida Gwaii
The Coconut Controversy Does fair trade mean fair prices?
Sustainable Seafood How can you make a difference? Salmon In the pink Coconuts From smoothies to skin care Quinoa The gold of the Incas Teff The marathon grain Açai The surfer's super fruit Edamame Nature's snack food Shiitake Mushrooms The meaty mushroom Chia Seeds The warrior seed Goji Berries Go easy on goji Avocado The hipster's conundrum Turmeric The golden spice Almonds From Silk Road delicacy to North American staple Raw Cacao God's gift to chocolate lovers Hemp Vegans 💗 hemp Sustainable Farming Protecting the future today The Fairness of Fair Trade Who really pays for your food? Garlic Vampires and the common cold beware! Walnuts Brain food Kale The mother of all superfoods Flaxseed From furniture polish to health food
Sustainable Farming Protecting the future today

Eating healthily doesn't just mean getting your vitamins. In order to continue producing and eating nutritious food, we need to use the world's resources without depleting or polluting them. Enter sustainable agriculture: farming and production techniques that protect the environment and public health and promote animal welfare. Sustainable agriculture and Fair Trade share the philosophy that the future should not be sacrificed for the present, and that farm workers deserve just treatment and fair prices for what they grow and produce.


Maintaining salmon runs to protect fish populations is one example of sustainable agriculture. Another is making sure that a growing region stays biodiverse even as demand for one superfood or another soars. In order to support sustainable agriculture and Fair Trade, we may need to pay a little more for our food. Buying from farmer's markets, food co-ops or CSAs in your area is one option. If that's not realistic for your budget, ask your local supermarket which of their foods are sustainably sourced. Sustainability is the key to our future.

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