Press Releases

New Report Argues for the Overhaul of the Cafeteria Industry COVID-19 Highlights Systemic Flaws in the Food Supply Chain

May 14, 2020:​ A report released by Real Food Generation, a national organization mobilizing young people around food justice, reveals how major cafeteria contractors like Aramark monopolize the cafeteria industry, hurting the communities they claim to serve. The report, entitled ​“​Be-Trayed: How Kickbacks in the Cafeteria Industry Harm Our Communities -- And What To Do About It,​”​ shines a light on long-hidden business practices that have rendered the food system rigid and unable to respond to crises like the one brought about by COVID-19.

Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance Statement on White House Executive Order to Expand Factory Fish Farms and Deregulate the Fishing Industry

While our country faces the crippling effects of a pandemic, the White House has issued anExecutive Order​ with a dangerous set of measures that would deregulate the fishing industry, expedite the development of offshore factory fish farming, and promote seafood exports. Instead of strengthening our domestic seafood system by protecting fisheries and building the infrastructure that fishing communities need right now, the provisions in the Order would do exactly the opposite ― undermine marine ecosystems and increase our reliance on international markets.

House Bill Would Carve Oceans into Floating Factory Fish Farms

Representative Collin Peterson (D-MN) has ​introduced a bill​ that would authorize the federal government to issue permits for industrial ocean finfish farms. These facilities would use giant floating cages to cultivate fish in ocean waters all around the U.S. coast. Chemicals, diseases and untreated waste from these farms flow into the open ocean and pose environmental hazards and health risks to people and wildlife and threaten the livelihood of local fishermen and coastal communities.