EAT: The Story of Food / The Future of Food
Chefs José Andrés and Barton Seaver talk about the importance of food as a resource and how we can save it.
Food. It's driven nearly everything we've ever done as a species, and yet it's one of the most overlooked aspects of human history. In the beginning, our hunger drove us to hunt. Then, it led us to plant and settle, resulting in civilization. We conquered the land, and we went out into the ocean and then the larger world. We filled our bellies, but it still wasn't enough. Because as humans became more sophisticated, so did our needs—we searched for flavor and convenience, adapting science and technology to match our cravings. Whether for meat or sugar, junk food or beer, humanity's appetite has altered the planet, shaped our history and even altered our future. This six-part series is the epic story behind food and how it made us "us."
See more video from the series here.
Join Barton Seaver in a new series exploring sustainability, community, and environmental concerns as they relate to one of the world's most common rituals—dinner.
Cook-Wise from National Geographic: Size Matters
Join Barton Seaver on Maryland's Eastern Shore and learn why a little fish called menhaden has a big importance to the health of the ocean.
Cook-Wise from National Geographic: Environmentalism on the Half Shell
Follow Barton Seaver as he visits the owners of a hundred-year-old oyster company who are working to keep the famous oysters on the map—and on our plates.