20/20 VISION: The goal of the student-led Real Food Challenge is to get colleges to shift $1 billion to sustainable food purchases by 2020.
The inspiration for the Real Food Calculator came to David Schwartz while he was an undergraduate student at Brown University. After spending two years volunteering at a local farm in Rhode Island, he lost touch with the farmer. When he reconnected a year later, the farm had been shut down. “My university was spending $6.5 million on food every year and shifting millions of dollars half way around the world and it seemed crazy that there was this incredible farm with products a half ...
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