IN THE WILD

In the Wild talks about the disconnection between what people eat and where it comes from. Many people don't know how the food they eat grows in the wild. I used nuts and seeds to talk about this.

 

These are how cashews, almonds and sesame seeds grow in the wild. There is so much of the plant that is wasted for such a small amount of food. The outer shells are constructed from the parts of fruits and vegetables that are normally thrown out. The left over part of the plant from nuts and seeds ultimately have the same fate as rinds of oranges and avocados. 

Looking deeper into the nut and seed business, is almond milk really a better alternative to milk? It takes 1.1 gallons of water to produce 1 almond. Cashews are the most eaten nuts in American and Europe. 60% of cashews are processed in India. The hard layers of shell contain cardol and anacardic acid, which burns when it comes into contact with skin. The women in the cashew industry have permanently damaged their hands from the acid, as the factories do not provide gloves.

 

Drying process