One day one of our staff members brought in a bottle of name brand apple juice she’d been given at a conference that morning. The label read: “these apples are from….” and then listed SIX COUNTRIES. In this tiny bottle.
Sometimes there is a sticker on your food that says where it comes from, and sometimes there is not. The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture has created a nifty tool for learning about the origins of the produce you’ll find in your supermarket. It’s a great way to see which things are absolutely never produced here (bananas let’s say), and which things the U.S. is a leading producer of (apples!).