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Students Demand 'Real Food'

October 10, 2012

by: Allison Spain
In a recent article, "The Real Food Challenge," in the Journal of Sustainability Ted Maro reports of the Real Food Challenge (RFC), which is gaining traction among institutions and student organizations across the country. The RFC is a grassroots initiative that began at Brown University in 2008 and connects student activist groups that are interested in everything from local food to farm workers' rights. In 2011 they announced the Real Food Campus Commitment, a pledge institutions to purchase 20 percent of their food from local, humane, sustainable, ecologically sound sources by 2020. So far seven universities have signed the pledge and 30 more have begun to use the RFC to track their purchasing over time and determine how much is local. Read more at: http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1089/SUS.2012.9952



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