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#003: Do you think that you could taste the politics of your food? Say a carrot for example? Dan Barber can and he makes a brilliant case for how we all can as he discusses the most-effective path towards a more resilient food and agriculture system in the US.
Dan Barber is the author of the Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food, the founder of Row 7 Seed Company, and the ecologically-minded chef behind the truly farm to table menu at Blue Hill at Stone Barns. He is a multiple James Beard Award winner, including: Best Chef New York City. Dan serves on the Real Organic Project Advisory Board.
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