Our food chain is broken. Today, modern technology, chemistry and transportation combine to put more distance between people and their food than ever before. We harvest salmon indiscriminately or farm them in open-water feedlots, putting wild salmon in peril. We overgraze our prairies, fill our livestock with antibiotics, and drain fossil aquifers to water unsustainable crops. Chemicals reign supreme to maximize production, and the unknown impact of genetically modified organisms hovers over the entire industry. Patagonia Provisions is about finding solutions to repair the food chain. It is a division of Patagonia, Inc. the outdoor clothing company, which was founded by Yvon Chouinard in 1973. The Patagonia Provisions division was created in 2012 and is operated from one of their remote offices in Sausalito, CA.
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