The Empathy of Food at TEDxBerkeley

Fifteen years ago, when I was giving my first public speech—in front of 2,000 people no less—I terrifyingly prodded everyone I knew for advice. One friend offered me simple advice that has stuck with me ever since. “Do you feel like you have something important to say?” she asked. I replied a quick “Yes, but…” Before […]

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James Beard Foundation Award Speech

WHAT A NIGHT. I’m still reeling from the excitement of sharing the stage with some of my personal heroes as we took an evening to celebrate the inspiring efforts for a more just food system. Big thanks to the James Beard Foundation for the honor – and to my fellow awardees – I’m so heartened […]

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Announcing the 2016 Real Food Films Winners

May 2, 2016 CONTACT: Christina Bronsing-Lazalde Director of Programs + Partnerships Real Food Media christina@realfoodmedia.org 773 808 6737 REAL FOOD MEDIA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 2016 FOOD AND FARMING SHORT FILM COMPETITION AWARD-WINNING FILMS THAT STIR HEARTS, MINDS – AND ACTION – FOR A BETTER FOOD SYSTEM   SAN FRANCISCO — May 2, 2016 — A […]

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The Billion-Dollar Business to Sell Us Crappy Food

by Anna Lappé for Al Jazeera America At the turn of the last century, the father of public relations, Edward Bernays, launched the Celiac Project, whose medical professionals recommended bananas to benefit celiac disease sufferers. Those pitched on the sweet fruit’s miraculous properties didn’t know the project was actually created for the United Fruit Co., […]

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Spinning Food: How Food Industry Front Groups and Covert Communications are Shaping the Story of Food

Today, my colleagues Kari Hamerschlag, Stacy Malkan and I are excited to share our new report: Spinning Food. Our findings are stunning (but probably won’t surprise you): The industrial food sector has spent hundreds of millions of dollars over the past few years on stealth PR tactics and deployed over a dozen front groups to push […]

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