Plate of the Union’s Campus Challenge

My friend Tom Colicchio over at Plate of the Union is excited to announce the launch of its Campus Challenge and we want to spread the word to politically engaged college students who care about food advocacy. Plate of the Union’s Campus Challenge is a youth-driven effort to get campuses organized to push political candidates to talk about food…  Read More

Fixing Our Broken Food System

Last week I was asked to share some ideas about why Presidential Candidates aren’t talking about FOOD. After all what we eat, how we grow and raise it, how we distribute it and what we do with the leftovers influences our environment, public health, national security, class issues, social justice issues like hunger, education, and…  Read More

Get Out the Vote!

A Few Important Issues Support Local Food The 70/30 law is a twenty-year-old sales ratio that’s no longer compatible with today’s dining culture. It’s antiquated legislation that needs to be removed for small businesses to be able to thrive and grow. Here’s the gist: In 1983, Minneapolis passed a law that required restaurants and bars…  Read More