Brooklyn Food Conference on May 2

The Brooklyn Food Conference is being held on May 2 at John Jay College in Park Slope. Created by the Brooklyn Food Coalition, over 500 people have already registered for the conference and thousands are expected. There is a fundraiser dinner featuring local/sustainable foods that is almost sold out. Over 60 workshops are planned from […]

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Mark Bittman: What’s wrong with what we eat

As a bit of personal inspiration, I thought it would be fitting to start the new CSA season off with a remarkable video by Mark Bittman at this year’s TED conference. “In this fiery and funny talk, New York Times food writer Mark Bittman weighs in on what’s wrong with the way we eat now […]

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Free ‘Food for Thought’ Film Screenings

The second annual Food For Thought Film Festival is coming up in April. This year’s program will include three feature films: King Corn, Life and Debt, and Black Gold. There will also be a screening of the trailer for Asparagus: Stalking the American Life, an excerpt from Birdsong and Coffee, and other short films. The […]

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Farm Bill Alert

Senate Prepares to Rubber Stamp “Business as Usual” Farm Bill The Senate Agriculture Committee approved its draft of the $300 billion 2007-2012 Farm Bill last week. The 1300-page bill, now headed to the main Senate floor, includes, as usual, billions of dollars of taxpayer subsidies for chemical and energy ­intensive crops, factory farms, and junk […]

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Farmers Speak Out: The Global Struggle for Food Sovereignty

On Monday September 10th, WHY (World Hunger Year) and The New School invite you to a free evening discussion on global food justice featuring prominent farm leaders from Latin America, the US and Canada. They will discuss the movement for food sovereignty, their struggles for land reform and fair trade, and how to build solidarity […]

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