Dr Joel Fuhrman, M.D., specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. He is a speaker, as well as the author of seven books, including the New York Times bestseller Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss.
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), headed up by Dr. Neal Barnard, promotes preventative medicine through innovative programs. The committee includes physicians, healthcare professionals, veterinarians, and compassionate laypersons, all of whom support the mission to advocate for ethical research and promote life-saving nutrition policies and practices.
Growing Power transforms communities by supporting people from diverse backgrounds and the environments in which they live through the development of Community Food Systems. These systems provide high-quality, safe, healthy, affordable food for all residents in the community. Their goal is a simple one: to grow food, to grow minds, and to grow community.
Michele Simon is a public health lawyer who has been researching and writing about the food industry and food politics since 1996. She specializes in legal strategies to counter corporate tactics that harm the public’s health. Her groundbreaking 2007 report on alcoholic energy drinks led to a federal ban on these dangerous products.
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) is a community-based organization of mainly Latino, Mayan Indian and Haitian immigrants working in low-wage jobs throughout the state of Florida. They work for, among other things: a fair wage for the work they do, better housing, stronger safety laws, stronger enforcement of workers’ rights, the right to organize on their jobs without fear of retaliation, and an end to involuntary servitude in the fields. This website enables visitors to learn more about the issues these workers face as well as the current campaigns and petitions that the CIW is organizing.