We helped organize Urban Rural Roundtables in SF and LA and work with officials in seven other counties.
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The public sector is comprised of government legislative bodies and agencies. They set the rules of the game used by the farmers, ranchers, and business leaders who feed the state, the nation, and the world.More>
The movement for healthy food and agriculture began and has grown largely as a result of non-profit organizations.More>
Roots of Change unifies the collective effort of multiple donors wishing to impact the movement for healthy food and agriculture by leveraging their resources and contributing to a learning community of funders.
Since its inception, ROC has been instrumental in investing or attracting more than $14 million dollars into the vital work of transforming our food and farms. Learn more about our approach to funding.More>
Roots of Change believes that abundant, safe, healthy, fresh, and affordable food is a foundation for a positive future for all Californians. In a market-based economy, powerful solutions must come from entrepreneurs who apply sustainable principles and practices in their businessesMore>
We work with California’s farmers and ranchers to ensure that every aspect of our food—from the time it’s grown to the time it’s eaten—is healthy, safe, profitable, and fair for those who grow it and for the state where it’s grown.More>
The sustainable food movement was sparked by individuals with serious and rational concerns about our food and farms. It is through the voice and actions of concerned constituents that policy makers become motivated to implement change. Learn more about the wide variety of roles you can play in the work for future-focused food and farming, whether you are voting with your fork, commenting on our web posts, hosting a dinner to inform friends and neighbors, or collecting endorsements for proposed new policies.More>
Roots of Change brings a diverse range of Californians to the table to build a common interest in food and farming so that every aspect of our food—from the time it’s grown to the time it’s eaten— can be healthy, safe, profitable, affordable and fair.
Aug 12, 2014
On-farm renewable energy is another large frontier in the move to a truly sustainable food system. There are ways to advance in this realm...
May 14, 2014
ROC's been called out for endorsing a controversial Mark Bittman column in the New Yrok Times. Here is Michael Dimock's response.
Jun 23, 2014
The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (US-FRA) waded deep into issues of animal welfare and GMO...