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Farm-to-table (or farm-to-fork) refers to the stages of the production of food: harvesting, storage, processing, packaging, sales, and consumption. [1]

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Agriculture is the cultivation of animals, plants, fungi, and other life forms for food, fiber, biofuel, medicinal and other products used to sustain and enhance human life.

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Alice Waters

Alice Louise Waters (born April 28, 1944) is an American chef, restaurateur, activist, and author.

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Berkeley, California

Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern Alameda County, California, United States.

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Biointensive agriculture

Biointensive agriculture is an organic agricultural system that focuses on achieving maximum yields from a minimum area of land, while simultaneously increasing biodiversity and sustaining the fertility of the soil.

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Bon Appétit Management Company

The Bon Appétit Management Company is a Palo Alto, California-based on-site restaurant company, owned by Compass Group, that provides café and catering services to corporations, colleges and universities.

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Chez Panisse

Chez Panisse is a Berkeley, California restaurant known for using local, organic foods and credited as the inspiration for the style of cooking known as California cuisine.

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Community-supported agriculture

Community-supported agriculture (CSA; sometimes known as community-shared agriculture) is an alternative, locally based economic model of agriculture and food distribution.

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Dan Barber

Dan Barber (born 1969) is a chef and co-owner of Blue Hill in Manhattan and Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, New York.

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Edna Lewis

Edna Lewis (April 13, 1916 — February 13, 2006) was an African-American chef and author best known for her books on traditional Southern cuisine.

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Family farm

A family farm is generally understood to be a farm owned and/or operated by a family; it is sometimes considered to be an estate passed down by inheritance.

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Ferran Adrià

Ferran Adrià i Acosta (born Fernando Adriá Acosta) is a Spanish chef born on May 14, 1962 in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona, Spain).

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Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body.

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Food miles

Food miles is a term which refers to the distance food is transported from the time of its production until it reaches the consumer.

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Food processing

Food processing is the transformation of raw ingredients, by physical or chemical means into food, or of food into other forms.

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Food safety

Food safety is a scientific discipline describing handling, preparation, and storage of food in ways that prevent foodborne illness.

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Food security

Food security is a condition related to the supply of food, and individuals' access to it.

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Food storage

Food logistics is both a traditional domestic skill and is important industrially.

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Foodservice (US English) or catering industry (British English) defines those businesses, institutions, and companies responsible for any meal prepared outside the home.

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Genetically modified food

Genetically modified foods or GM foods, also genetically engineered foods, are foods produced from organisms that have had changes introduced into their DNA using the methods of genetic engineering.

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Genetically modified organism

A genetically modified organism (GMO), also known as a transgenic organism, is any organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques.

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Grant Achatz

Grant Achatz (born April 25, 1974) is an American chef and restaurateur often identified as one of the leaders in molecular gastronomy or progressive cuisine.

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Harvest is the process of gathering ripe crops from the fields.

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Heirloom plant

An heirloom plant, heirloom variety, heritage fruit (Australia and New Zealand), or (especially in Ireland and the UK) heirloom vegetable is an old cultivar that is "still maintained by gardeners and farmers particularly in isolated or ethnic communities".

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Ingestion is the consumption of a substance by an organism.

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Joel Salatin

Joel F. Salatin (born February 24, 1957) is an American farmer, lecturer, and author whose books include Folks, This Ain't Normal; You Can Farm; and Salad Bar Beef.

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Kevin Gillespie (chef)

Kevin Gillespie (born September 30, 1982) is an American chef, author and former Top Chef contestant.

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Kitchen garden

The traditional kitchen garden, also known as a potager (in French, jardin potager) or in Scotland a kailyaird, is a space separate from the rest of the residential garden – the ornamental plants and lawn areas.

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Local food

Local food or the local food movement is a movement which aims to connect food producers and food consumers in the same geographic region; in order to develop more self-reliant and resilient food networks, improve local economies, or for health, environmental, community, or social impact in a particular place.

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Low carbon diet

A low carbon diet refers to making lifestyle choices to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions (GHGe) resulting from energy use.

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Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan (born February 6, 1955) is an American author, journalist, activist, and professor of journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

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Molecular gastronomy

Molecular gastronomy is a subdiscipline of food science that seeks to investigate the physical and chemical transformations of ingredients that occur in cooking.

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Open pollination

The terms "open pollination" and "open pollinated" refer to a variety of concepts in the context of the sexual reproduction of plants.

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Organic farming

Organic farming is a form of agriculture that relies on techniques such as crop rotation, green manure, compost, and biological pest control.

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Packaging and labeling

Packaging is the technology of enclosing or protecting products for distribution, storage, sale, and use.

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Palo Alto, California

Palo Alto (Spanish: palo: literally "stick", colloquial: "tree" and alto: "tall"; meaning: "tall tree") is a charter city located in the northwest corner of Santa Clara County, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area of the United States.

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Peasant foods

Peasant foods are dishes specific to a particular culture, made from accessible and inexpensive ingredients, and usually prepared and spiced to make them more palatable.

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Produce is a generalized term for a group of farm-produced crops and goods, including fruits and vegetables – meats, grains, oats, etc.

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A restaurant is a business which prepares and serves food and drinks to customers in exchange for money, either paid before the meal, after the meal, or with an open account.

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A sale is the exchange of a commodity for money or service in return for money or the action of selling something.

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In statistics, time series data is data collected at regular intervals.

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Slow Food

Slow Food is an international movement founded by Carlo Petrini in 1986.

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Small farm

The definition of a small farm has varied over time and by country.

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Social movement

Social movements are a type of group action.

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Sustainable agriculture

Sustainable agriculture is the act of farming based on an understanding of ecosystem services, the study of relationships between organisms and their environment.

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The Herbfarm

The Herbfarm is an American restaurant and an early practitioner of local food.

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Thomas Keller

Thomas Keller (born October 14, 1955) is an American chef, restaurateur, and cookbook writer.

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Tony Maws

Tony Maws (born, 1970, and raised in Newton, Massachusetts) is an American chef and restaurateur.

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Washington (state)

Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States located north of Oregon, west of Idaho, and south of the Canadian province of British Columbia on the coast of the Pacific Ocean.

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Wendell Berry

Wendell E. Berry (born August 5, 1934) is an American novelist, poet, environmental activist, cultural critic, and farmer.

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Wes Jackson

Wes Jackson (born 1936) is the founder and current president of The Land Institute.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farm-to-table

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