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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.

From Roof to Table

Thanks to photographer Rob Stephenson's solo exhibition at the Camera Club in New York (CCNY), we can get a comprehensive look at the marriage of agriculture and urbanism in New York City.

Why Limiting Antibiotics on the Farm Is a Fight That Can Be Won

Over the past decade, the food movement, if you can call it a movement, has successfully made food an "issue." But its solution, for the most part, has been to support an alternative food chain — critics allege mostly for its mostly elite members — rather than remaking the food chain that feeds millions, indeed most, Americans.

Snail of Approval in Western France

SFNYC Snail of Approval volunteer, Cristina Sciarra, traveled to France to discover wholesome farm animals. Cristina reflected on her visit and wrote an exclusive for SFNYC.

Will 2013 bring more rights for farmworkers?

Farm owners and farmworkers may not always see eye to eye, but there’s one thing on which they do — strongly — agree: We need change to our approach to immigration.

Hacking Meat: Meat, Technology and Authentic Ethnic Cooking

Perhaps technology has the most potential in its capacity to make transparent the connections and resources needed for truly authentic ethnic cooking... For many people outside of the US, the experience of cooking and eating an authentic meal is not simply a process of manipulating traditional ingredients in a specific way.

"Our Global Kitchen" Event at AMNH

On December 7th, 2012, the American Museum of Natural History hosted 400 teachers and educators under the Blue Whale in the Hall of Ocean Life; this was part of its awesome exhibition, Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture.

10 Words that Change the World

At the opening ceremony of the Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre, speakers from Alice Waters to Vandana Shiva and FAO Director José Graziano Da Silva interpreted the key words of the event - earth, seeds, water, education, biodiversity and more – in front of a packed auditorium of thousands of representatives of Slow Food and Terra Madre food communities from around the world.

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