March 2016

The Next Wave for Good Food

The Next Wave for Good Food Pete Huff Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy Every day of the school year, more than 80,000 meals are served in the cafeterias of the Minneapolis and St. [...]

January 2016

Tracking the Ripple Effects of LA’s Good Food Purchasing Program

Tracking the Ripple Effects of LA’s Good Food Purchasing Program Alexis Stephens Policy Link In 2012, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) — the largest school district in the nation — shifted its [...]

December 2015

Shaping Food Policy From The Ground Up

Shaping food policy from the ground up Mark Winne Lexicon of Food “…no famine has ever taken place in the history of the world in a functioning democracy.” - Amartya Sen The older [...]

October 2015

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 [...]

December 2014

L.A. Unified to Ban the Purchase of Chicken Raised with Antibiotics

L.A. Unified to ban the purchase of chicken raised with antibiotics Teresa Watanabe Los Angeles Times Aiming to bolster student health, Los Angeles Unified and five other major urban school districts announced plans Tuesday [...]

November 2014

Can the Foodie Trend Also Help Food Workers?

Can the Foodie Trend Also Help Food Workers? Michelle Chen The Nation What your community eats is based on what feeds into your social system. In Los Angeles, on one end of the [...]

October 2014

LA School District Uses Its Spending Power to Support Local Farms, Workers’ Rights, and Kids’ Nutrition

LA School District Uses Its Spending Power to Support Local Farms, Workers’ Rights, and Kids’ Nutrition J. Mijin Cha Yes! Magazine We face two equally urgent and significant crises: rising inequality and climate change. [...]

February 2014

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 [...]

November 2013

L.A. Unified’s Local Food Push is Healthy for Area Economy too

L.A. Unified's local food push is healthy for area economy too Teresa Watanabe Los Angeles Times The savory smell of nutmeg and cinnamon wafts through the Azusa bakery, where dozens of workers in blue [...]