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the berkeley kids, in the lead

Posted: February 9 2011

check 'em out! http://berkeleystudentfoodcollective.org/

Berkeley co-op aims to educate about food choices

by Debra Levi Holtz, The San Francisco Chronicle
The brightly colored mural of farmers loading fresh fruits and vegetables onto a train illustrates the mission of the city's newest food co-op: to provide healthful alternatives to junk food while educating the UC Berkeley community about the benefits of sustainable agriculture.
The Berkeley Student Food Collective, where the mural is painted, recently opened across the street from campus on Bancroft Way.
The store is small but has big aspirations. It wants to inform its customers about the environmental, social and political issues related to food, and it hopes to inspire similar student-run food collectives at campuses across the country.
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