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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

Love and Honor at Dakota’s Camp; Future of Food and Farm; Chemicals Found in Our Food

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Cooking is Alive and Well at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation A Navajo chef from Minnesota has made a new home at Standing Rock, as a Sioux tribe fights the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. His name is Brian Yazzie and … Read More

Environmental Working Group for Children’s Health; Soda’s Removal Leads to Decline of Consumption; Sierra Club Announces Climate Parent Program

EWG Announces New Jonas Initiative for Children’s Environmental Health Today, children may be exposed to a wide range of environmental hazards in schools and at home: lead in drinking water and old paint, asbestos, PCBs, radon, mold, cleaner chemicals, various … Read More

Good Food Guide is Here; NY Times Article Reinvigorates #NOGMO Movement; Italian Wine Makes You Blush

Our Good Food Organization Guide Now Published Food Tank and the James Beard Foundation have just released the third annual Good Food Org Guide, which features 1,000 nonprofit organizations creating a better food system across the United States. Download the … Read More

Your Guide to GMOs 2.0; Sweets or No Sweets; Beyond the Kale: Urban Ag and Social Justice Book Published

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Your Guide to GMOs 2.0 Last week, we signed a petition sent to the National Organic Standards Board (you can still sign here!) urging them to explicitly remove ‘genetically engineering and gene editing techniques’ from the standards for ‘Organic’ because certain highly processed foods still … Read More


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