Real Food Scoop | No. 19

“Revolution is based on land. Land is the basis of all independence. Land is the basis of freedom, justice, and equality.” – Malcolm X   Having control over a piece of land can allow you to grow your own food, generate some income, have a place to call home, and organize your community. But Black […]

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Real Food Scoop | No. 18

La Morada is not just a restaurant—it is a beacon in the South Bronx. Signs on the wall read “No More Deportations” and “Black Lives Matter.” Guest editorial by Alyshia Gálvez, author of Eating NAFTA, a Real Food Reads featured book Owned and operated by Oaxaca-born, Mixtec speakers Natalia Mendez and Antonio Saavedra, and their […]

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Real Food Scoop | No. 17

“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.” -Arundhati Roy Can you believe 2018 is almost over? We’ve been deep in reflection this week thinking about everything we’ve done this year… and everything this year has done to us. We’re not going to […]

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Real Food Scoop | No. 16

“Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” ― Victor Hugo After 17 years of steady, strategic organizing by the international peasant confederation La Vía Campesina, the United Nations General Assembly voted last week in New York to adopt a Universal Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and People Working in Rural […]

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Real Food Scoop | No. 15

This Food Day we are celebrating small farmers around the country and the world. We’re also shining a light on the connections between food, farming, and catastrophic climate change. In case you missed it, the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was dire, the not-so-icy icing on the cake of an already- […]

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Real Food Scoop | No. 11

Hawaiʻi is doing what the EPA refuses to do—protecting its residents’ health. This month, we are celebrating another win for healthier communities: The Governor of Hawaiʻi signed into law new pesticide regulations, including a ban on the brain-damaging pesticide chlorpyrifos, the first in the nation to do so. For years, organizations like Hawaiʻi Alliance for […]

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Real Food Scoop | No. 10

Celebrate good times, come on! We are riding high from the energy of the latest Good Food Purchasing Program adoption in Cook County, Illinois—the second largest county in the nation and the first county-wide adoption! Driven by ongoing leadership from the Chicago Food Policy Action Council and coalition partners including the Food Chain Workers Alliance, and […]

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Real Food Scoop | No. 9

This May Day (and beyond), we’re showing up for workers. There is no food without workers. And the formidable power of workers to transform our food system, as well as our political and economic systems, is on display all around us: Florida farmworkers and their allies demanding an end to sexual violence in the fields […]

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Real Food Scoop | No. 8

Our food system needs radical transformation. It also needs healing from a long history of oppression and exploitation. This healing can only happen if we create spaces for honest conversation, trust, and relationship-building across the food chain. That’s what makes HEAL Food Alliance—a multi-sector, multi-racial coalition building collective power—so special. Christina and Tanya—a.k.a. Real Food […]

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