Getting Wild Nutrition from Modern Food
Eatwild was founded in 2001. Its mission was to promote the benefits—to consumers, farmers, animals, and the planet—of choosing meat, eggs, and dairy products from 100% grass-fed animals or other non-ruminant animals fed their natural diets. Eatwild is now the #1 clearinghouse for information about pasture-based farming and features a state-by-state directory of local farmers who sell directly to consumers.
Not content to just spread the word about healthier meat, eggs, and dairy, in 2013 Eatwild founder Jo Robinson published a new book–Eating on the Wild Side–which soon became a NY Times Bestseller. This new book presents 21st century research about the important health benefits of choosing specific varieties of fruits and vegetables, as well as hands-on advice on how to shop for them, grow them, cook them, and store them so that their nutritional value is maintained. Jo gleaned this information by reviewing thousands of research articles, providing a wealth of information you will not find anywhere else. Read more about this prize-winning book…
Today, Eatwild.com provides research-based information about “eating on the wild side.” This means choosing present-day foods that approach the nutritional content of wild plants and game—our original diet. Evidence is growing on an almost daily basis that these wholesome foods give us more of the nutrients we need to fight disease and enjoy optimum health. Few of us will go back to foraging in the wild for our food, but we can learn to forage in our supermarkets, farmers markets, and from local farmers to select the most nutritious and delicious foods available.
In 2016, the Academy of Culinary Nutrition recognized Jo’s contributions to healthier eating by selecting her as one of their Top 50 Food Activists.