About Us

“You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world.”

– Angela Davis

Our Team

How We Work

We are committed to working together and collaborating with partners in a way that reflects our values.

We are a women-led organization that uses a wide range of communications tools—including videos, radio, podcasts, social media, public speaking, and storytelling—for food system transformation. Based in Chicago, Minneapolis, and the San Francisco Bay Area, much of our work happens via screens, but we also place a high premium on “de-virtualizing”: participating in events and movements in the communities where we live. Strategic partnerships play a central role in our work and we see ourselves as part of the fabric of this diverse and growing food movement. We are committed to ongoing reflection about our work to ensure that our processes and partnerships reflect our values.

Our Values

  • We believe in lifting up the movement, not our brand.
  • We believe that art, books, and film can inspire people to create the world we need.
  • We believe that white supremacy, patriarchy, and other systems of oppression are inherently connected and that struggles can and should unite against them.
  • We believe that we all have a responsibility to identify and examine our own privilege.
  • We believe that those most impacted by injustice must be at the forefront of making decisions about how to solve it.
  • We believe that to make change we have to think about capitalism and how power operates globally.
  • We believe that diversity is the basis for health and resilience.
  • We believe that each one of us has a story to tell, and that sharing our stories builds communities and movements.
  • We believe that “real food” is delicious, honors the earth, feeds body and soul, oppresses no one, pays a living wage, and is the human right of all.
  • We believe that “real media” always seeks and tells the truth.

Advisors

partners

Food Chain Workers Alliance

Over the years, the Food Chain Workers Alliance has been a close partner and ally and we’ve partnered on several projects including Voices of the Food Chain and the Good Food Purchasing Program.


The Food Chain Workers Alliance is a coalition of worker-based organizations whose members plant, harvest, process, pack, transport, prepare, serve, and sell food, organizing to improve wages and working conditions for all workers along the food chain. The Alliance works together to build a more sustainable food system that respects workers’ rights, based on the principles of social, environmental and racial justice, in which everyone has access to healthy and affordable food. Currently, FCWA has 31 members representing roughly 340,000 food workers in the US and Canada.

Center for Good Food Purchasing

We work closely with the Center for Good Food Purchasing as a communications partner for the Good Food Purchasing Program.


The Center for Good Food Purchasing uses the power of procurement to create a transparent and equitable food system that prioritizes the health and well-being of people, animals, and the environment. We do this through the nationally-networked adoption and implementation of the Good Food Purchasing Program by major institutions.

HEAL Food Alliance

HEAL Food Alliance is a multi-sector, multi-racial coalition building collective power to transform our food and farm systems. HEAL is led by our member-organizations, and strive to amplify the experience and expertise of frontline communities who are most burdened by the disparities of our current systems. Together, we are developing solutions to drive change.


HEAL’s mission is to build our collective power to create food and farm systems that are healthy for our families, accessible and affordable for all communities, and fair to the hard-working people who grow, distribute, prepare, and serve our food — while protecting the air, water, and land we all depend on.

Friends of the Earth

Our Spinning Food series, developed in partnership with Friends of the Earth and US Right to Know Network, investigates how Big Food and agrochemical corporations are deliberately misleading the public—and the media—about industrial agriculture and organic and sustainable food production.


Friends of the Earth fights to protect our environment and create a healthy and just world.

Together we speak truth to power and expose those who endanger the health of people and the planet for corporate profit. We organize to build long-term political power and campaign to change the rules of our economic and political systems that create injustice and destroy nature.

US Right to Know

Our Spinning Food series, developed in partnership with Friends of the Earth and US Right to Know Network, investigates how Big Food and agrochemical corporations are deliberately misleading the public—and the media—about industrial agriculture and organic and sustainable food production.


U.S. Right to Know (USRTK) is a nonprofit organization working for transparency and accountability in our nation’s food system. Researching what goes on behind the scenes in the food industry, USRTK strives to illuminate issues important to consumers and stand up for the right to know what is in our food, and how it affects our health. USRTK believes that transparency – in the marketplace and in politics – is crucial to building a better, healthier food system, and that, together, we can create a food system that makes us healthy and strong, one that works better for all of us, our children, families, other loved ones, communities and our nation.

Corporate Accountability

Corporate Accountability has been our organizational home since we launched Real Food Media. They serve as our 501(c)3 fiscal sponsor and so much more. Their team has been a continual sounding board and partner in this work on all fronts, and especially as it relates to Corporate Accountability’s food program to put pressure on McDonald’s and other giant food corporations end their abuses of people and the planet. We’re so grateful for the continued support and camaraderie of our colleagues at Corporate Accountability over the years and look forward to more rabble-rousing together ahead. 


Corporate Accountability stops transnational corporations from devastating democracy, trampling human rights, and destroying our planet. Join the global campaign.

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