In this episode, we explore the relationship between food and health, in the contexts of communities, our kitchens, and even the whole planet. In our first course, we hear from Fernando Divina, who is part of a team launching a new style of grocery store. Basics Market offers underserved neighborhoods access to farm-grown groceries and educates customers about nutrition via recipes, classes and cooking demos.

In our second segment, Jill Lightner guides us through a rethinking of the topic of food waste. We consider the trends that have emerged over the past couple of years, and discuss how we can incorporate food waste into our everyday meal planning — thereby reducing it all together.

And, finally, there is an “Organic Reformation” underway, and Amanda Oborne has been following this new movement. Also called “Regenerative Agriculture,” it’s a style of farming that can lessen and could even reverse the effects of climate change.

Meet our panelists: Fernando Divina is Vice President of Operations for Basics Market and Creative Director and Executive Chef for Keystone Pacific LLC. Jill Lightner is the author of Scraps, Peels, and Stems: Recipes and Tips for Rethinking Food Waste. And Amanda Oborne is Vice President of Food and Farms at EcoTrust.

Our host is Katherine Cole.