Kitchen Literacy 3

In part 3 of Kitchen Literacy, Ann Vileisis talks about the need to start making connections between our consumption of food, and all the interrelated social, health, and environmental consequences that occur. Agricultural pollution is the single largest non-point source of water pollution (effecting rivers, streams, and wetland areas) in the United States. In her book, Ann looks to history to see how food, and our connection to food has changed, so that we may become more aware about the food we choose to eat. Eating well is an effective way to improve our knowledge about food, our own health, and the health of the environment. What does eating well mean to you? How do we learn how to eat well?

See also: Kitchen Literacy-Part 1; Kitchen Literacy 2

Related: The Big Leap The views expressed in this video may not reflect the mainstream view in America about western society’s degree of personal consumption, corporate power, advertising, and consequent effects upon the environment, and on indigenous peoples throughout the world. Regardless, it is worth hearing, and critically evaluating; these ideas relate, in our opinion, to the Ann Vileisis interconnectedness themes presented in her Kitchen Literacy book.


  1. says

    I really loved learning all that Ann discovered. As a chef, I can see how you could make an impact on how people approach their food. We can learn from each other!

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