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School Lunches Across the U.S. May Be Moving Towards Healthy Organic Food

School Lunches Across the U.S. May Be Moving Towards Healthy Organic Food Anna Lappé Alternet When you picture school lunch what comes to mind? Gooey pizza and floppy French fries, or fresh organic produce and chicken raised without routine antibiotics? My guess is the former. But thanks to advocates around the country, someday it [...]

2017-05-18T19:10:58+00:00January 18th, 2017|

Food Justice is About Workers

Food Justice is About Workers Amy Frykholm interviews Jose Oliva The Christian Century Jose Oliva is the codirector of the Food Chain Workers Alliance, which aims to improve wages and working conditions for “all workers across the food chain.” The FCWA recently helped develop a Good Food Purchasing Policy, a set of standards that [...]

2017-05-18T19:10:58+00:00January 17th, 2017|

This is Our Moment: Time to Amplify the Energy of the Good Food Movement

This is Our Moment: Time to Amplify the Energy of the Good Food Movement Ricardo Salvador Union of Concerned Scientists The nomination of our nation’s new Secretary of Agriculture is imminent—likely to occur over the three days prior to Friday’s inauguration, according to Vice-President-elect Mike Pence. As my colleague Nora Gilbert and I recently [...]

2017-05-18T19:10:58+00:00January 17th, 2017|

Designing A Renewable Food System

Designing A Renewable Food System Paula Daniels Stanford Social Innovation Review Thousands of organizations seeking food system change have pointed out the negative environmental and societal consequences of our current system, which many say is propped up on “too big to fail,” hyper-efficient production. The often quoted, Nixon-era agricultural mandate of “get big [...]

2017-05-18T19:10:58+00:00January 10th, 2017|

The Good Food Movement- A Force That Can’t Be Stopped

The Good Food Movement- A Force That Can't Be Stopped Ricardo Salvador Union of Concerned Scientists I recently teamed up with my good friend Mark Bittman—all-around food expert extraordinaire—to cook a delicious stew of beans and greens and chat about healthy eating in the United States. It isn’t like we don’t have abundant scientific [...]

2017-05-18T19:10:58+00:00December 20th, 2016|

Good Food Rising

Good Food Rising Anna Lappé Earth Island Journal When you picture school lunch what comes to mind? Gooey pizza and floppy French fries, or fresh organic produce and chicken raised without routine antibiotics? My guess is the former. But thanks to advocates around the country, someday it may just be the latter. Every year [...]

2017-05-18T19:10:58+00:00December 4th, 2016|

Fresh Approach with Farm-to-School Meals in Oakland

Fresh Approach with Farm-to-School Meals in Oakland Tara Duggan San Francisco Chronicle  Getting a 5-year-old to try a bowl of very green tabbouleh salad isn’t always easy. But kindergartner Jera Flenaugh was game to taste the chopped parsley, tomato and bulgur dish during lunch at Glenview Elementary in Oakland last week. “It tastes [...]

2017-05-18T19:10:59+00:00November 14th, 2016|

Good Food Rising

Good Food Rising Jonathan Baldoza Food First What kind of world do we want to live in?  This was the question that resonated throughout the evening of Monday, October 24th in “Good Food Rising: Celebrating Cities, Schools, and Communities Supporting the Good Food Movement,” organized and hosted by Real Food Media in partnership with [...]

2017-05-18T19:10:59+00:00November 10th, 2016|

OUSD Aims to Put Its Money Where Its Values Are

OUSD Aims to Put Its Money Where Its Values Are Luke Tsai East Bay Express How do you provide lunch for an entire city of hungry schoolchildren on a budget of just $1.25 a meal — and do so while also making sure the food is highly nutritious and sustainably sourced, and that it puts [...]

2017-05-18T19:10:59+00:00October 24th, 2016|

Already a Leader, OUSD Ups Ante on Feeding Students

Already a Leader, OUSD Ups Ante on Feeding Students Kate Williams Berkleyside On Oct. 26, the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) will officially commit to a set of sustainability- and health-focused food purchasing standards for its district-wide meal program. These standards, outlined by the Center for Good Food Purchasing (CGFP), a Berkeley-based organization working to create [...]

2017-05-18T19:10:59+00:00October 20th, 2016|
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