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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Real Food Scoop | No. 7

Asking for a friend: can we get a do over on the new year? We’ve been battling freezing temps and this brutal cold and flu season, while cranking out some exciting projects we’re eager to launch (stay tuned!). It’s been a whirlwind so far… and we’re just coming up for air to send you our […]

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Real Food Scoop | No. 6

In the food world, from the fields to restaurant kitchens, harassment and violence against women are rampant—and largely invisible. As a women-led organization focused on media and communications, Real Food Media has been closely following the wave of sexual assault and harassment allegations against high-profile media personalities and politicians. Many of these stories resonate with […]

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Real Food Scoop | No. 5

Make no mistake. Big Soda knows exactly what sugary drink taxes can do: reduce consumption, raise awareness, and cut into their bottom line. In the wake of the sugary beverage tax repeal last month in Cook County, Illinois—home to Chicago and a Real Food Media home base—we’ve been talking about what this means for soda […]

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Real Food Scoop | No. 4

Stand up to Big Food and celebrate Food Day, every day. This month, The New York Times published some of its best reporting on food and public health, with a deep dive into global food giant Nestlé’s impact in Brazil (read Anna’s take here). The focus was on that country, but a similar story is […]

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Real Food Scoop | No. 3

In the weeks since the violence in Charlottesville, we’ve been moved by the national response. The violence that day was a chilling reminder of the long-present vein of racism and white supremacy in this country—and that this hate has been emboldened. But we are heartened by thousands turning out in places like Boston, Seattle, and […]

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