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Growing Organic Just Got Easier, maybe?; Trump’s Wall Could Cause Food System to Suffer; The Future or Dairy Farmers; Gene Editing Could Be Easier Than Microsoft; Urban Forests Rising; Animal Welfare Builds Support; Food Stamps Go Online

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Growing Organic Just Got Easier, but can we trust it? We can’t believe everything we hear. As I always say, you need to follow the money! The Organic Trade Association, which is an organization that was set up to help … Read More

Vertical Farming; Renewable Energy Isn’t Going Anywhere; Northeast Food Distributor Baldor Eliminates Food Waste; NY Nuclear Power Plant Finally Shutdown; Sugar Kills, We Know; Eating Peanuts Early Could Prevent Peanut Allergies

Growing in the City Without Water or Sunlight, Say What? Since Ed Harwood first began thinking about how to feed the population of New York City in the year 2050, vertical farming has become the most recent buzz in food … Read More

Highlights of 2016-Shocking Stories in Food Politics; Obama Steps Up to Save Soil; Hottest Year Ever is Here

The Most Shocking in Food Politics 2016 In case you missed this shocking moments in food politics, this article sums up some of the wins and the losses in our fight for a clean and fair food system. Though most … Read More

Animal Welfare Awareness Spreads; Food Rescue Success Stories

Advocates Push to Extend Animal Welfare Act of 1966 in Federal Agencies Right now, an important battle is taking place for basic animal welfare protections in federal agencies. That is, we need to ask for more transparency to ensure sufficient steps … Read More

E.P.A. Confirms Fracking is Bad; Vegans at the Dinner Table; GM Pineapple Soon to Stock Shelves

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E.P.A. Confirms Fracking is Bad Last year, after a 5-year study on the impacts of fracking on drinking water, the EPA released a “highly flawed” draft report claiming that there were no ‘widespread, systemic impact’ on drinking water from fracking. … Read More

Progress Made for NY-SNAP Recipients; Biodiversity and Farming; Carageenan Banned From Organic; New Globe Maps

NYC supermarket to introduce bonus program for SNAP recipients Last Thursday, New York’s Industrial Development Agency approved a series of tax incentives that would incentivize fruit and vegetable buying for shoppers who pay for them with SNAP benefits. That is, the … Read More

Cuomo Vetoed Farmers; Child Nutrition is Front Page; Slow Food and Farm Raiser Special Offer

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Cuomo Decides to Veto Farm to Food Bank Tax Credit Bill Which Would Give Farmers Break Last week, Cuomo actually vetoed the NY Farm to Food Bank Bill which would have given farmers the well deserved tax break for produce they donate … Read More

Last Week’s Summit in Chicago; Soil Comes in Second For Climate Change; Organics Without Soil?

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Food Tank’s Summit Inspires Solutions For Foodies Everywhere Many diverse groups of people from both public and private sectors attended the Food Tank conference in Chicago almost two weeks ago. There were three main panel discussions; including transparency in the food system (YES!) … Read More


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