Submitted by caitlin on Fri, 12/14/2012 - 16:38
photo: Drilling rig in North Dakota, source: thenation.com
The grassroots movement to protect NY from the threats of fracking has recently slowed the state’s decision-making apparatus again but only for what may be a very short time. From December 12 to January 11 everyone has the opportunity to comment on the administration’s fracking regulations. Click here for the critical information on how to proceed immediately.
Submitted by caitlin on Fri, 12/14/2012 - 16:37
by Amanda Berhaupt-Glickstein
photo: rendering of 3rd Ward Food Incubator, source: Observer.com
A common challenge among small businesses, and particularly artisanal food entrepreneurs, “is a lack of distribution infrastructure and services” (1), which can limit their growth. Creative professionals, food artisans and investment companies have identified entrepreneurial needs and are successfully addressing challenges faced by budding businesses. In particular, venues geared towards small food producers have opened and allowed businesses to increase production, meet growing demand, and plunge into larger markets (1). As part of the borough series about the food movement within New York City, we explored Brooklyn, NY for supporters of local artisanal food production.
Submitted by caitlin on Fri, 12/14/2012 - 14:13
by Bill Ayres, WhyHunger Co-Founder and Executive Director
Bill Ayres is the executive director and co-founder of WhyHunger, a global leader in the movement to end hunger and poverty, who has worked for over twenty five years to develop and implement meaningful and innovative programs in the areas of hunger and social services. Bill has been a broadcaster on commercial radio and TV for the past forty years and currently hosts two weekly Sunday night radio shows on WPLJ 95.5FM in New York and serves on the board of Long Island Cares and an Advisory Leadership Committee member of Food Systems Network NYC.
This Op-Ed originally appeared in WhyHunger's e-newsletter.
Submitted by caitlin on Fri, 11/09/2012 - 11:53
by Thomas Forster
photo: Farmland damaged by Hurricane Irene, 2011; photo source: inhabit[dot]com
In the wake of severe weather events that struck New York City and the region around it from tropical storm Irene in August 2011, and just now from hurricane Sandy in 2012, impacts to food production, distribution and access are enormous. What lessons are there to learn for a more secure food and nutrition supply going forward? This is only a first effort and you are invited to add your reflections in what should be an ongoing discussion about “climate smart agriculture for New York.
Submitted by caitlin on Fri, 11/09/2012 - 11:52
Submitted by caitlin on Thu, 11/08/2012 - 18:35
by Ed Yowell
A lot of us who care about the New York City food system and its consequences, good and bad, know a lot of numbers… how much is spent on food in New York City, how many eaters live here and how many rely on SNAP and emergency food, and how many of us are obese and suffer diabetes, to mention a few of our most cited.