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

    • In case you missed it, FERN and Fast Company released a story last week that highlights one of the main challenges of the farm sector: family businesses. Family dynamics can bring down a business as they did this one, among California's most iconic organic dairy farms. It is a tragic, but real story. As the Editor and Chief of FERN, Sam Fromartz says, this is a "cautionary tale," highlighting the challenge of modern farming in the face of drought and fluctuating markets and the need for skilled family planning and healthy communication.


      Death Of A Family Farm
      Family businesses remain one of the most popular forms of ownership in America. But when things go wrong, they go really wrong.
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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