A Blow to Big Soda in Cook County

The sugary drinks tax approved by Cook County—home to one of the nation’s largest cities, Chicago—can move forward, despite Big Soda attempts to block implementation in the courts. As our colleagues at Healthy Food America said in the wake of the ruling, “We are pleased that Cook County is a step closer to making a real difference in the health of its […]

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Real Food Scoop | No. 2

The Real Food Scoop is a monthly newsletter from our team at Real Food Media. To see past issues and to sign up to get it in your inbox, follow the button below! Small farmers and peasants produce as much as three quarters of the food we eat globally. Small-scale farmers and peasants are also […]

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Real Food Scoop | No. 1

*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* We started a monthly newsletter at Real Food Media – check out our first issue via the button below and sign up to get them in your inbox!   Welcome to the Scoop.   From our home bases in Oakland, Chicago, and Minneapolis, we at Real Food Media have been working with our partners to […]

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Documentary to Highlight Those Finding Solutions to Hunger, Poverty, Landlessness

Originally published in Food Tank A documentary film adapted from the book Hope’s Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé launched on Kickstarter in May 2017. Fifteen years after the book’s original publication in 2002, Luis Medina, a graduate Food Studies student at New York University, hopes to […]

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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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Hope’s Edge

Originally published in Earth Island Journal Nearly two decades ago, I stood on a train platform in the city of Bhatinda in the north Indian state of Punjab at sunrise. Flies buzzed. Young men dozed nearby with legs curled up for warmth. Next to me stood Afsar Jafri, an organic farming advocate who had been […]

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100+ FOOD AND AG GROUPS STAND WITH LABOR AND TELL SENATORS TO VOTE NO ON ANDY PUZDER NOMINATION

Add Your Organization to the Sign-On Letter United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 January 30, 2017 RE: Nomination of Andrew Puzder as Secretary of Labor Dear Senators: Our organizations urge you to oppose the nomination of Andrew Puzder as Secretary of Labor. This nomination represents another in a string of Trump administration appointments that betrays […]

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