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Real Food Rising


October 25, 2013

Real Food Rising

Photo taken from the Real Food Challenge Facebook page.

From October 11-14, 2013, 250 food activists came to Minneapolis for the Real Food Challenge conference. The activists gathered to learn about sustainable food and to organize universities to have 20 percent of their food come from sustainable and non genetically modified sources. One hundred and fifty of them spent three nights at University Baptist Church (UBC), a BPFNA Partner Congregation, using the gym, the kitchen and the Assembly Room. This is the very kind of thing that we can uniquely do - use our space to support passionate activists to make the world a better place.

Thanks UBC for being the kind of community that gives sanctuary to these kind of people.

Thanks also to UBC staff members Sheila Wolk and Allen Edwards for taking care of the logistics and clean-up.

Learn more about the Real Food Challenge conference...

Students Push for Sustainable Food
Minnesota Daily

Students from around the country gathered at TCF Bank Stadium this weekend to share ideas about food sustainability. The students are continuing to push their schools to improve food sustainability by committing to the Real Food Challenge’s goal of 20 percent “real food” by 2020. Read more...

Let's End Food System Injustice
The Gonzaga Bulletin

It’s my personal mission to alleviate injustices within the food system. It wasn’t until I attended [Gonzaga University] and met all the great nature lovers, fitness gurus and health nuts that I fell in love with the food movement and learned of the injustices in food production and distribution. Read more...

Ten Moments to Remember from #RealFoodRising

Last weekend students from around the country traveled by planes, trains, buses and cars to sleep on church floors and dive into the nuts and bolts of our food system. We lived together, ate together, and learned together how we can continue to change the narrative of the food in this country. Here are some top moments from #RealFoodRising. Read more...

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