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Fort Lewis in Durango, CO Commits to Real Food!

February 27, 2014
Summer in Colorado has come to mean something new for its residents. Now, afternoon showers and breezy sunshine are foreboding indicators of the new normal: record-breaking wildfires, floods and droughts along the Front Range and Western Slope. Colorado isn’t alone — the physical impacts of global warming have been unquestionable for many populations in the western half of the United States, including New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California and Wyoming ...
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For Our Future: Students Reflect on Real Food Rising

October 29, 2013
Don't take our word for it -- here are three students' reflections on their experience from Real Food Rising, Real Food Challenge's third national summit:Addison Del Mastro from Drew University (Madison, NJ)I am writing this partly for a wide audience, to bring our message to more people who may not be in the food movement. I am writing partly for the people who are in the food movement, as a ...
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Northeastern Commits to 20% by 2020!

October 19, 2013
After word broke loose in July that Northeastern verbally commited to source 20% real food by 2020, President Auon signed the Real Food Commitment on Thursday, October 17, as one of Northeastern's Food Day events."We're so excited about Northeastern signing onto the commitment because it's setting a precedent for other schools in Boston as well as large urban universities across the country," Catherine Aust, a student organizer involved with the ...
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The Biggest Attack On Food Justice You’ve Never Heard Of

September 13, 2013
Post written by Natalie Yoon from United Students for Fair TradeAlthough many don’t know it, the food justice movement is facing a colossal monster that not only threatens our global food system, but also undermines our ability to fight for change. It is disguised as “free trade agreement”. Before you fall asleep at the sound of “trade agreement”, read on because this will affect you, me, and social justice movements ...
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With a String of Spring Wins, No Excuse for Inaction

May 15, 2013
This post is by David Schwartz, Campaign Director for Real Food Challenge.Today, we are proud to announce 6 new colleges and universities that have signed on to the Real Food Campus Commitment--together shifting nearly $4 million away from an corporate-industrial model of agriculture, and towards more just and sustainable alternatives.These real food pioneers are: Massachusetts’ Clark University and UMass Amherst, Vermont’s Lyndon State College and Sterling College, Warren Wilson College ...
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'Ready When You Are': Aramark, Minority Farmers, and Real Food in Mississippi

May 1, 2013
This post is from Bonnie May Maye, Southeast Regional Field Organizer. This is the third in a series of blog posts from the Southeast Aramark Road Trip. “We’re ready to sell whenever students are ready,” said Mississippi farmer Ben Burkett. Towards the end of our Southeast Aramark Road Trip, we stopped by Petal, Mississippi to visit Ben Burkett and Joe Barnes, two farmers with the Indian Springs Farmers Cooperative – ...
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Real Food for the Crimson Tide: Winning Food Chain Transparency at the University of Alabama

April 11, 2013
This post is from Bonnie May Maye, Southeast Regional Field Organizer. This is the second in a series of blog posts from the Southeast Aramark Road Trip. "It's so exciting to finally have achieved what we have been working toward for the past two years,” reflected student leader Olivia Bensinger after our visit to the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, half-way through our Road Trip visiting schools with Aramark Dining ...
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From Chicken Scandal to Real Change: Visions for a Real Food Economy from University of South Florida

April 2, 2013
This post is from Bonnie May Maye, Southeast Regional Field Organizer. This is the first in a series of blog posts from the Southeast Aramark Road Trip. A year ago, students at University of South Florida showed overwhelming support for a ballot initiative about whether the school should sign the Real Food Campus Commitment and source at least 20% Real Food on campus. Ninety-four percent of respondents said they would ...
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