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NO FARMS NO FOOD Rally, a reflection

Late winter is budget time in Albany, when the state Assembly and Senate consider the Governor’s budget request and set the legislative and funding priorities for the coming year. We, friends of the American Farmland Trust, were there to visit more than 60 legislators to opine for protecting farmland, supporting local food purchasing by state agencies, and aiding a new generation of farmers in securing farmland.

Expert Advice on GE salmon

Sydney Schwartz, Snail of Approval committee member and sales rep at Producer Matrix partner Sea To Table, gives advice on Genetically Modified Salmon.

Other Community Events Round-up

Slow Food NYC stands with and supports lots of other organizations that share our goal of moving towards a Good, Clean, and Fair food system. Each month we will post a round-up of events from other organizations that may be of interest.

iEat Green: An Interview with Mary Cleaver

Bhavani Jaroff interviews 2011 Snailblazer Mary Cleaver about her on going work — improving our food system and saving our environment.

GM Salmon: Why You Should Care

The federal Food and Drug Administration is on track to approve AquaBounty AquaAdvantave transgentic salmon - the first genetically engineered animal intended as food for humans. There's no proof that eating these genetically engineered salmon is safe. Learn more about the issues and how you can help push the FDA to delay approval until the public's concerns are answered.

Soul Food Junkies Screening

BMS is looking for nutritionists or health educators interested in participating in our activities that day. After screening the film, BMS will be having a discussion of the film and the health repercussions of the foods we eat.

2013 Slow Wines and Vinitaly International NYC

The Slow Food Italy editorial team released a new edition of their English wine guide to the U.S., The 2013 Slow Wines Guide 2nd Edition. To make the debut of this year's edition even better, the organization teamed up with Vinitaly International to kick-off their U.S. Italian wine tasting tour here in New York.

Slow Food NYC supports Added Value

Since 2001, Added Value has been a vital part of the Red Hook neighborhood, offering access to healthy, affordable food, as well as empowerment training programs for teens and catalyzing a Food Justice ecosystem. Today they are still in need of support to recover from the destruction of their farm during Hurricane Sandy.

Forget Fast Food, Let’s Think Slow Food

...SFNYC also highly values transparency and cohesiveness in the food supply chain, and is about to launch a new branch of the Snail of Approval Program, the Producer Matrix. The Producer Matrix covers the entire supply chain process from a farmer’s production to a restaurant’s meal, including processing, distribution, and storage...

Aisle be damned: How Big Food dominates your supermarket choices

The corporate control and consolidation of the food industry is the central theme of Wenonah Hauter’s new book,Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America. Hauter, the executive director of Food & Water Watch, explores “the battle over the food and farming in America” as independent farmers and companies struggle to stay afloat in the face of corporate mergers and bad food policy.

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