"On the Table: Creating a Healthy Food Furture" is a special symposium that explores innovative ways to build a healthier, more resilient food future that provides fresh, nutritious choices while protecting public health and sustaining our environment. In this segment, Ricardo Salvador, senior scientist and director of the Food & Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, speaks on the sustainable agricultural practices of the Zapotec people of Oaxaca, Mexico. Ricardo Salvador, descended from indigenous Zapotec and German-American farming families, is an internationally renowned agronomist with more than 20 years of experience working to build a healthier food system. As the senior scientist and director of the Food & Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, Dr. Salvador works with citizens, scientists, economists, and politicians to transform our present food system into one that grows healthy foods while employing sustainable practices. He previously served as a program officer for Food, Health, and Wellbeing with the W. K. Kellogg Foundation where he partnered with colleagues to create programs that addressed the connections between food and health, environment, economic development, sovereignty, and social justice. This symposium, a part of the annual Living Earth Festival, was recorded in the Rasmuson Theater of the National Museum of the American Indian on July 17, 2015.