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February 28: Food Almanac 2017—is Food Trumped?

The Food Almanac 2017: Are Good, Clean, and Fair Food and Farming Trumped? February 28 6:30 pm Brooklyn Winery 213 North 8th Street, New York, NY Food and farming might seem like afterthoughts in the Trump administration but this week’s … Read More

Food Policy Keeps Up; Washington DC Food Tank Summit Inspires; NYC Bodegas Protest; EPA Reports Smudged; Biodiversity Improves Standards

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Civil Eats Describes Food Policy Today “With policy changes taking place at breakneck speed in Washington, there is no certainty with respect to laws that have made the U.S. food system safer, healthier, and more sustainable. The only certainty is that … 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

Protect Tierra Madre & Tropical Palms; Improve Organic Standards; Boycott Orville’s Popcorn; Ban Glyphosate; Halloween Candy Tricks Without Treats

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Help Protect Mother Earth and Tropical Palm Forests Palm Oil consumption has always been popular for its higher yield of crops and when some people declared Palm Oil ‘healthier’ than other vegetable oils, the demand went even higher. Regardless that there has … Read More

Remove Carageenan From Organics; Give Kids Responsibly Raised Chicken; Help Protect Hudson River Sturgeon; Stop Modern Day Native American Land Grab

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Remove Carcinogenic Carrageenan From Organics To all my vegan friends who are not drinking dairy, yet resort to other types of milk, I encourage you to read closely the list of ingredients in those boxed alternatives. Among them is (sometimes) carrageenan, a common food-additive that is harvested from specific … Read More

September 20-22: National Small Farm Conference

Registration is open for the 7th National Small Farm Conference hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Virginia State University’s College of Agriculture and the Virginia Cooperative Extension. Multiple short courses will be available along with oral and poster paper … Read More

In the News: Obama Signs GMO Bill Into Law; The Impossible Burger Comes to NYC; Ancient Grains for Biodiversity

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Obama Signs GMO Bill Into Law Last week, President Obama signed the federal GMO labeling bill into law. As we’ve written the last few weeks, this federal law preempts state laws, meaning Vermont’s  requirement of the words “produced with genetic … Read More

Take Action: Chip In To Fight Back Against Monsanto; Participate in Meat Free Week; Tell Congress: Don’t Gut Healthy School Lunches

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Chip in to Fight Back Against Monsanto Despite the fact that 90% of Americans want strong GMO labeling, President Obama just signed the weak federal labeling bill into law. Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturers Association have poured money into getting … Read More


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