Picture this: you’re at the supermarket picking up ingredients for a salad, and you find yourself staring at an expansive wall of leafy greens. Should you go with the organic curly kale from California, or the conventional mixed greens grown a short drive from where you live in New England? Will you keep things simple and drizzle your salad with a high-quality Mediterranean extra virgin olive oil, or will you opt for a locally made dressing boasting a dozen “all-natural” ingredients?

Even for the most conscientious of food consumers, eating sustainably can be a daunting endeavor considering the amount of information and options available to us. But fear not: Gigi Berardi argues that making sustainable food choices that promote both human and planetary health need not be so complicated. FoodWISE, a four-part “whole systems guide” to making better food choices, is the culmination of a six-year passion project inspired...

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