ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN
STOP spraying toxic pesticides on school property, playgrounds and in buildings, and convert to integrated pest management practices.
KICK junk foods and junk food ads out of our schools.
START converting school lunches to healthier menus, using locally grown and/or organic and transition to organic ingredients (no pesticides, antibiotics, hormones, irradiation or genetically engineered ingredients). Offer vegetarian options.
TEACH kids about healthy food choices and sustainable agriculture through school garden projects and curriculum materials.
School Yard Farms
The Food Lobby Goes to School
The Lunch Room: Wenatchee's Farm to School Movement
National Farm to School Network
Change Your Child's School Food: Farm to School
Quivira Coalition Conference, Dr. Miguel Altieri - Plants, 2012
Our Food Our Future Video Appeal
Have you ever wondered why genetically modified, pesticide-drenched, over-fertilized, hyper-processed foods are cheaper than organic foods grown without these expensive inputs?
The answer is simple. These crops, destined to become refined carbohydrates, sweeteners, fats and feed for animals imprisoned in factory farms, get about $20 billion in Farm Bill subsidies every year.
Organic produce and pasture-raised animal products get no direct support.
According to a study published last year in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Farm Bill crop subsidies contribute significantly to obesity and diet-related disease.
It’s official. Ten of 11 samples of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream tested positive for glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide.
It’s the latest in a long line of complaints against the ice cream brand that claims its social mission “seeks to meet human needs and eliminate the injustices in our local, national and international communities,” and that its focus is “on children and families, the environment and sustainable agriculture on family farms.”