food[food] n 1. something that nourishes, sustains, or supplies. real[ree-uhl, reel] adj 1. true and actual; not artificial
So what is real food?
It is food that's good for the people who eat it and grow it, gives back to the earth, and improves our neighborhoods.
It's food grown with methods that improve the soil, food made from
real ingredients instead of chemicals, grown by workers who were treated
well and farmers who are getting a fair share of the profits, that
everyone can afford, and that comes from nearby—so the money you spend
goes to your neighbor instead of to a big corporation that puts profits over people and the planet. Oh, and let's not forget—real food tastes fantastic!
A real food system is win-win-win for people, communities, and the
earth. (Food system: the whole process of how food goes from seed to
It's also a tall order—real food is not what most of us eat now. A
study by the WK Kellogg foundation found that less than 2% of the food
in our economy is green, fair, healthy, and affordable. How do we find
real food where we live? And there are so many elements to think about,
how do we not just get overwhelmed and give up?
We work together. Thousands of people across the U.S. are generating solutions to address these problems. Live Real brings us together to build community and make change.