Chicago is Leading the Way Toward a Good Food Future

Chicago is Leading the Way Toward a Good Food Future Kristine Sherred Civil Eats When Leslie Fowler asked America’s largest chicken producers to increase their supply of antibiotic-free poultry, they gave her “the Heisman hand” and turned down the chief nutrition and facilities officer for Chicago Public Schools (CPS). But [...]

2018-05-30T22:15:39+00:00May 14th, 2018|

How Cities are Improving Animal Welfare in our Food System

How Cities are Improving Animal Welfare in our Food System Leah Galitzdorfer CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute 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 [...]

2018-05-30T22:25:01+00:00March 27th, 2018|

Farm-to-School Movement Fights for a Foothold in Corn Belt Cafeterias

Farm-to-School Movement Fights for a Foothold in Corn Belt Cafeterias Emeline Posner In These Times As the movement for a local and ethical food system continues to gain traction, school food is slowly but surely becoming a focus in the fight for change. School districts serve lunch to 30.4 million [...]

2018-05-31T04:15:28+00:00August 5th, 2017|

Five Models for Local School Food Procurement

Five Models for Local School Food Procurement Maggie Tauranac EcoCentric: GRACE Communications Foundation Getting local food into a public school system's meal program seems pretty much like a no brainer. The practice would boost local economies and support smaller-scale farms. It would likewise reduce the environmental impacts related to wide-range [...]

2018-05-31T04:34:06+00:00July 18th, 2017|