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by Kirk Bergstrom

The Story of Your Food

Do you ever stop and wonder: What's the story of my food? Where did it come from, and how did it get to me? If so, we invite you to join actress Cameron Diaz, best-selling author Michael Pollan, healthy food advocate Anna Lappé, chef Jamie Oliver, and others in exploring these timely questions.

This group has contributed their talents to Nourish, a national educational initiative designed to open a meaningful conversation about food and sustainability. To inform and inspire, Nourish combines a public television special, a collection of short films, web content, and learning tools. With a distinctly positive vision, Nourish celebrates both food and community. Learn more at

In this first video post, watch the cinematic opening of the Nourish film and hear Cameron Diaz set the stage for the one of the biggest stories of our time.

What’s Coming?

In the coming weeks, the Heifer blog will post selections from the Nourish Video Encyclopedia, a collection of 2-3 minute short films on topics such as Why Eat Local?, Edible Education, Supermarket Secrets, and Urban Farms.

In late October and November, 2010, look for the Nourish: Food + Community television special on your local PBS station. This award-winning half-hour program traces our relationship to food from a global perspective to personal action steps.

If you’re an educator, a Nourish middle school curriculum guide will be available in October 2010. And if you’re a non-profit leader, active congregation member, or good food advocate, Nourish will offer tool kits for organizing community screenings and conversations.

Be part of the food revolution. Nourish yourself. Nourish the world.

Kirk Bergstrom is the founder and executive director of WorldLink, a non-profit organization dedicated to education for sustainability. Nourish is a program of WorldLink, and Heifer International is a sponsor of the Nourish initiative.


Casey Neese