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VISION

Our vision is a transformed and sustainable future, where plant-based, whole foods are the foundation for human and planetary health.

COVID and Global Food Systems

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light the fragility and extractive, wasteful aspects of our global food systems. We need to take a step back and look at the interface and interrelationships between humans, wildlife habitats and wildlife markets, and industrial animal food production. These relationships and our way of food production and consumption must change to respect all life.
 
Economic slowdown resulting from the virus is further inhibiting food production systems’ deliveries, and food availability, resulting in an increase in food insecurity in many regions of the world.  We at Real Food Systems are bringing these important food equity issues into public awareness, and are encouraging a transition to healthy, plant-based eating. We further work towards reducing our consumption of highly processed and animal-based foods, and reducing food loss and food waste.  We hope you will join us in our efforts.
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TO SAVE HUMANITY

We need to act now.
Time Has run out-
for us and our planet.

We are off-track to meet the Paris Climate Targets, with dire consequences on the immediate horizon.  This requires urgently reducing greenhouse gas emissions and transformations on a massive scale. 

Changes to our food system can do both.

FOOD SYSTEMS, HEALTH, CLIMATE CHANGE, biodiversity and humanitarian trends ARE ALL INTERCONNECTED

PLANETARY CRISES

CLIMATE

1 %
of Global Greenhouse Emissions are generated by food systems

NUTRITION

1
People are hungry
0
People are overweight or obese

BIODIVERSITY

1
Species could go extinct within decades (April 2019 UN Biodiversity Report)

Food systems solutions

Science confirms that fixing broken food systems is an immediate priority.

FOOD PRODUCTION: Producing adequate and healthy food to meet the world’s nutritional needs is possible within planetary boundaries. This requires healing soils and producing food in harmony with the local ecology and socio-economic well-being. To this end, priorities should urgently focus on: ending food-driven deforestation; transitioning away from industrial animal agriculture; and redirecting subsidies to help farmers who are on the front lines of climate change. 

FOOD CONSUMPTION: On the consumption side, diets must quickly shift from animal based, convenient highly-processed packaged foods to plant-based, whole grain “Real Food”: food that nourishes communities and the earth; respects human health, animals, social justice and the environment; and is as close as possible to its natural state without alteration. Transformation starts at home, with cooking and gardening together, and discussing these important topics. Large scale change can start with consumers. 

MAKE 2020 THE YEAR OF PROFOUND TRANSFORMATION: JOIN THE REAL FOOD MOVEMENT AND PLATFORM OF CLIMATE ACTIONISTS!