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Envision San Diego: Food

Airs Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 10:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Graphic title with a cow, salmon, chicken, steak, oranges, tomato and avocado for the "Envision San Diego: Food" program.

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Above: "Food" is a 30-minute documentary that follows your dinner from the plate to the field, farm and ocean. The investigation reveals some surprising facts about the modern food chain. You may be surprised how far your oranges have traveled, what's in your farmed salmon, and why your chicken breasts are so large these days.

"Envision San Diego" explores issues that affect those living and working in San Diego County. Hosted by Joanne Faryon, the "Envision" team sheds light on local concerns through extensive research and personal storytelling. You learn what's happening and why it’s happening. But we won't tell you what to think; we'll give you the facts and analysis that help you make informed choices.

In this episode, KPBS follows your dinner from the plate to the field, farm and ocean. We try to track a steak from the grocery store to the ranch and we find out how the poultry industry has responded to our demand for more white meat. Our investigation also reveals some surprising facts about what’s in your farmed salmon. And the oranges San Diego buys, many of them come from thousands of miles away despite the fact we grow more than 95,000 tons of oranges in our own county.

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akpaik | November 18, 2009 at 3:33 p.m. ― 7 years, 3 months ago

I am an avid supporter of both KPBS and the organic food movement, and was really excited to hear about this special. In fact, I even gathered together a group of friends to watch the show...but am sorry to say that we were all quite disappointed. Although the spirit of the program was appreciated, the format did not allow for more than a superficial glance into the food in San Diego. The reporting seemed to bounce from topic to topic, was frustratingly simplistic, and overall left us with more questions than answers. I would love to see more in-depth coverage on this very important issue, and hope KPBS continues down this road.

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