Celebrate and Honour Real Food Heroes on World Food Day – 16 October 2013

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More than 70% of the world’s food comes from small farms and gardens. In honouring Real Food Heroes with The Real Food Prize, we are recognising the real foundation of food security, and making a commitment to strengthen this foundation towards a food system without corporate control, GMOs, toxic chemicals and patented seeds.


Vandana Shiva’s call to Act for Seed & Food Freedom – video message:

Who Feeds the World? (video):

Read letter from Dr Shiva:

  • Identify individuals in your community or in the world who make an outstanding contribution in the defence and promotion of Seed Freedom and Food Freedom

  • Organise a celebration on World Food Day, 16th October in their honour
  • Tell us about who you have chosen to honour and why. Either:

- Upload a Real Food Hero Certificate (see below) or photo with description to our Seed Freedom Map

- Post a certifcate or photo with a caption to our Facebook Page

- Email your certifcates or photos and captions to: info[@]

We will then share your Heroes via social media and add them to our Real Food Heroes Gallery and Report. Please also post photos, videos and reports from your Real Food Heroes celebrations to our Facebook Page for us to share.


Using The Real Food Heroes Certificate

Download and save a Real Food Heroes certificate (or make your own) to present to your Hero on World Food Day:

Real Food Heroes Certificate_HI RES   (for hard copy use)

Real Food Heroes Certificate_LOW RES   (e-version for Seed Freedom Map and social media)

To complete and share your certificate electronically:

  • Go to PDFescape, a free online PDF editor

  • Upload the low-res Real Food Hero file when prompted

  • Upload photo of your Hero (max size 500KB) by clicking on ‘Insert’ and ‘Image’ on left menu. Once uploaded click on certifcate for photo to appear and be resized
  • Click the ‘Text’ tab to add text in the same way
  • Save and download your completed certificate by clicking the green button on left menu

  • Convert the PDF file to a JPEG file using Download image as a ‘JPEG picture’ (not ZIP) to your computer.
  • Save file with the name of your Hero eg: Will Allen – Real Food Hero
  • The certificate is now ready to print, share and upload to our Seed Freedom Map. We’ll share all uploaded certificates via social media and in our Real Food Heroes Gallery, you can also email us your certificates