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Reducing Food Waste Continues; Organic Foods You Can Easily Grow; Beacon of Light for Those in Agriculture; Scientists Examine What Went Wrong With Our Tomatoes; Raw Veggies Could Have You Tingling

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Packaging Food With Food Helps to Reduce Waste “A growing number of entrepreneurs and researchers are working to turn foods like mushrooms, kelp, milk and tomato peels into edible — if not always palatable — replacements for plastics, coatings and … Read More

Growth in Organic Industry Continues; Riverkeeper’s Massive Clean Up Success; Wind Engery Program Begins Training for Mine-workers; Farmer’s Mark Season Boosts Access to Fresh Produce; Biodiversity Makes a Comeback

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2016 Count of Certified Organic Operations The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced new data indicating the organic industry continues to grow domestically and globally, with 24,650 certified organic operations in the United States, and 37,032 around the world!!! I … Read More

Why The Farm Bill Matters; Last Week’s Food Conference with Obama; Hunger Advocates Are Working Hard

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Impacts of The Farm Bill in NYC and Beyond In terms of how it impacts the day to day life of New Yorkers, it includes the one million meals a day which the NYC Office of School Food offers to families. Food safety … Read More

Response to Roll Backs on Healthy School Food; Superfoods Trending Yet Fair Trade Wins; Pruitt Dismisses Twelve Scientists from EPA; Is Eating Salt is Back?

Perdue Moves to Make School Meals Great Again In 2010, Congress passed the bipartisan Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act (part of what some might describe as part of the Obamas’ legacy). The law included ‘new school meal guidelines, supported by the Institute … Read More

Food Waste to Food Rescue; Sugary Drinks Are Banned; Food Activists Preserving Culture; DOW Chemical Representatives Working in the Shadows

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NYC Councilman Turns Food Waste to Food Rescue In April 2015, New York City announced it’s goal to achieve zero waste by 2030, reducing the 30 percent of our city’s waste which consists of food. In alignment with a number of other city-wide waste-reduction initiatives, … Read More

NYC Good Food Incubators; Tackling Food Waste; Trans Fat Ban Improves NYC Public Health; Slow Food Preserves Indigenous Products; NY Sun Works Greenhouse Project Ultimate Success

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Five Incubators Innovating NYC Food Policy FoodFutureCo was named by the New York City Food Policy Center as 1 of 5 incubators innovating the food system! Other incubators include Brooklyn FoodWorks, Chobani Food Incubator, Bronx Cookspace, and HBK Incubates. Read more about their missions … Read More

Farm to Food Bank Tax Bill Approved; Google Helps Track Seafood for Sustainability; Bushwick Grows Mushrooms;

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Farm to Food Bank Tax Bill Approved by Cuomo for Final State Budget Finally, the NY State Legislature and Governor Cuomo agreed to include the Farm to Food Bank Tax Credit in the “just-passed” 2017-2018 Final State Budget. The tax … Read More

Vitamin D Deficiency & The Scoop On Supplements; Make Passover Seder More Sustainable; Science Improving Fruit Skins

People Popping Vitamin D: the NY Times Has The Scoop On Supplements Do you ever ask yourself if you should be taking vitamins? “Though scientists recognize that there are 13 vitamins that are essential for good health, there is no … Read More


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