Real Food Media Contest

Short Films. Big Ideas. Real Food Media Project is seeking captivating short films about food, farming, and sustainability. Deadline for submissions is February 3rd.
Take Action: Submit your own movie - Spark action. Inspire Change.

Meatless Monday for the Media: Tools and Resources for Media

Media attention can be all it takes to turn your local campaign into a keystone of the worldwide movement. Use this media kit to get the notoriety that your event and organizational efforts deserve. Find helpful hints on working with reporters, planning a successful interview and writing a compelling press release. Use in conjunction with the Meatless Monday general starter kit and there's no telling how far your campaign will take you!

How Your Diet Can Save the Planet

With America preparing to exit the Paris climate accord, mayors and governors are setting their own climate goals, protests are erupting, and social media is all atwitter. But the reality is that combating climate change is largely a matter of personal responsibility--and one of the easiest and best steps we can take concerns what we put on our plates. [Fortune]

Fruit and Vegetable Subsidies may Work Five Times Better Than Soda Taxes

According to a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health and published this month in the journal PLOS ONE, subsidizing fruits and vegetables may actually work a lot better than taxing soda to improve people's' health. Researchers found that a 10 percent produce subsidy would prevent or delay more cardiovascular deaths than a mass media campaign to promote healthy eating, a 10 percent soda tax, or a 30 percent fruit and veggie subsidy just for food stamp users. [New Food Economy]

10 Instagrammers We Love (and You Should Too!)

Though you might think Instagram is simply about pretty pictures, the social media platform is very dynamic and is used in a variety of different ways. We took some time to compile a list of 10 food-centric Instagrammers that we think make a positive impact in the food system through their work.

What a Slaughterhouse Looks Like From the Inside

Two reporters went on their first slaughterhouse tour as part of Harvest Public Media's series on the precarious working conditions of many slaughterhouse workers, "Dangerous Jobs, Cheap Meat." [Harvest Public Media]

The Rise of Ocean Optimism

Since the hashtag #OceanOptimism was created to share uplifting news of ocean resilience for World Oceans Day 2014, at least 40,000 tweets have been sent and millions have been reached. This social media movement coincides with research that shows that positive messages - just like negative ones - are contagious and can encourage hope. [Hakai Magazine]

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