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Our Iconic Foods

On Earth Day, The Nature Conservancy celebrates the planet we live on AND the food it provides. We have invited people around the world to step outside and have a Picnic for Earth. Be part of our global picnic phenomenon and sign up your picnic right here. We’re also throwing an Earth Day celebration on April 20, 2013 at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion. 

But how can you make sure your plate is planet-friendly?

To start, you can eat smart, and learn more about what’s in your food, where it came from and who it impacts. The more we know about our food, the better choices we can make for ourselves and the planet.

The Conservancy is working with growers, producers, ranchers and distributors across the country to help make food more sustainable for the health of individuals, communities and the economy.

Click on the links below to learn more about three of Washington’s iconic foods: salmon, oysters and apples.

Salmon

This iconic species is endangered, so should we be eating it?

Oysters

Oysters help produce clean water for everyone, but their numbers are in decline.

Apples

The Evergreen State produces more than half of all apples grown in the United States for fresh eating,

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