Chicago Food Policy Action Council applauds Cook County adoption of Good Food Purchasing Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:     Rodger Cooley, Executive Director May 16, 2018 cfpacinfo@gmail.com Mobile: 312-354-2091 Chicago Food Policy Action Council applauds Cook County adoption of Good Food Purchasing Program New measure will ensure transparency in food systems and generate millions in revenue for local farmers, food-based businesses, and communities CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – Today, the Chicago [...]

2018-05-16T21:45:11+00:00May 16th, 2018|

Less Meat, Better Food, Happier Kids: Oakland Unified Reinvents its School Lunch

Less Meat, Better Food, Happier Kids: Oakland Unified Reinvents its School Lunch Kristine Wong Civil Eats Emphasizing higher-quality meat and plant-based proteins has helped the California school district reduce its school lunches' carbon footprint, serve healthier food, and save money. Cash-strapped school districts that want to feed students healthy meals often find themselves [...]

2017-06-28T17:53:29+00:00March 9th, 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|

A National Food Policy for the 21st Century: A memo to the next president

A National Food Policy for the 21st Century: A memo to the next president Mark Bittman, Michael Pollan, Ricardo Salvador, Olivier De Schutter Medium “Thanks to the productivity of our farmers, the United States has led the world in agriculture for generations. But it’s time to recognize that the challenges facing our food system [...]

2017-05-18T19:10:59+00:00August 31st, 2016|

LAUSD food effort makes local farms healthier too

LAUSD food effort makes local farms healthier too Teresa Watanabe Los Angeles Times Down a dusty road surrounded by orange trees and the rolling hills of Redlands, the farmer in a battered straw hat and worn jeans worked his land, just as his father and grandfather and great-grandfather did before him. Bob Knight [...]

2017-05-18T19:11:00+00:00February 12th, 2014|