Bringing you catalytic perspectives on the food system and food movement.

Put more fresh food on the dinner table for poor families

June 19, 2015 Michael R. Dimock

Despite California’s agricultural bounty, many rural and urban communities lack access to healthy foods, with millions relying on CalFresh for basic needs. Likewise, despite a thriving food movement and bustling […]

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Food Sovereignty & The Food Movement

May 20, 2015 Michael R. Dimock

How do we make change in the food movement? Clearly we can adjust our buying and eating habits. We can tell our friends, neighbors and colleagues about the importance of […]

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Your voice makes a difference: ENACT 2015

May 13, 2015 Michael R. Dimock

Your voice matters in policymaking, but you can’t be heard unless you speak up! We invite you to join others who are asking the state Legislature to create a statewide […]

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Food movement has a role in tackling drought and climate change

April 9, 2015 Michael R. Dimock

The drought is terrifying farmers and ranchers. Now is the moment for the food movement to support agriculture and help it move to a new and better place. You cannot […]

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Food Movement Gains Ground Despite Resistance

March 12, 2015 Michael R. Dimock

There are many signs that the food movement is having its intended impact AND we have much more to do to achieve a healthy, equitable and resilient food system. You […]

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Assembly Budget Sub-Committee #1 Testimony by Justin Rausa

February 25, 2015 Michael R. Dimock

On February 25, 2015, ROC’s policy director, Justin Rausa, delivered to the California Assembly Health & Human Services Budget Subcommittee, a request for authorization of $5 million annually to fund […]

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The Real Politics of Food: The Nation Awakens

November 16, 2014 Michael R. Dimock

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 […]

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Commencement Address by Michael R. Dimock to the Silicon Valley Health Corps at The Forge at the University of Santa Clara

August 23, 2014 Michael R. Dimock

Hello! I want to say to all assembled that I am thrilled to join you in honoring these 21 graduates of the Silicon Valley Health Corps. I have read each […]

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AB 2385 – Update

May 27, 2014 Michael R. Dimock

We are disappointed to report that the Assembly Appropriations held AB 2385 (Market Match Incentive Program) in committee last Friday, the 23rd, effectively killing the bill for the 2013-14 session. […]

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Bittman piece sparks a clash of opinion and that is a good thing!

May 14, 2014 Michael R. Dimock

Mark Bittman’s May 6, 2014, column, “Leave ‘Organic’ Out of It” has sparked a vigorous debate among food movement members across the nation. ROC has been called out by many […]

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