The Live Real fellows and staff on the road last month on the first leg of the Food and Freedom Ride.Photo: Hai VoNothing says commitment to a cause like 11 young adults willing to spend several weeks crammed into a 15-passenger van traveling across the country. Dubbed "from the hood to the heartland," the Food and Freedom Ride is a 2,000-mile voyage from Birmingham, Ala., to Detroit, Mich., intended to spread awareness about food justice issues in the U.S. The riders are part of a new initiative called Live Real. Director Anim Steel said they're aiming to tackle a variety …
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Kathleen Masterson is a radio and web producer for Iowa Public Radio.