What’s New at the California Food Policy Council

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The California Food Policy Council is a collaborative of local food policy groups working to ensure that California’s food system reflects the needs of all of its communities.

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Roots of Change supports legislative and regulatory efforts that help reawaken a healthy, equitable, and resilient food system fit for the 21st century.

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The Latest from Roots of Change

    • Pope Francis continues to signal that he is a part of the food movement. He is opening the Vatican farm to visitors. He is a locavore into fresh food delivered daily. Although the farm is not organic, the manager claims to use organic fertilizers and to use chemicals "only when strictly necessary." Perhaps Francis will join Michelle Obama and convert the Papal farm to organic.


      Holy Cow! Vatican to Open Pope's Farm to Public
      Pope Francis is opening the doors to an earthly paradise: the working farm at the papal summer residence here that produces the dairy, meat and vegetables for the pope and his staff. The Vatican is planning to open the farm at Castel Gandolfo to the public next year, after finding success...
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  • The Real Politics of Food: The Nation Awakens

    As we head into the Thanksgiving season, the continuing momentum of the food movement across the nation is clearly visible. And for that I am grateful. I believe that 2014 will be seen as the year that the food movement demonstrated its capacity to Read More