Food Production from Laboratory-to-Legislature
With most Americans now generations removed from farm life, they are also distant from understanding the story of agriculture. But one man is trying to change that, almost single-handedly. Chip Carter of Southeast Produce Weekly is the creator and host of a new TV show called "Where the Food Comes From." My favorite of the project? It's not just about the produce and the products.
"Every farmer's got a great story - whether they know it or not, they've got a great story. And I felt like America would really, really respond if they started to know these people."
One of those stories brought Chip to berries in Florida.
"We worked with a Florida farmer, Gary Wishnatzki, whose dad started with a push cart in New York City 110 years ago. And so, what a rich, rich family story for them to tell. And Gary has since, you know, really become an international player in blueberries, strawberries, rasberries."
Forget farm-to-fork, they go laboratory-to-legislature to examine the key elements that make food appear on our plates as if by magic from researchers creating next generation varieties all the way over to education congressmen and women on Capitol Hill who make the laws that govern our food supply chain.