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New York City Food in Good Measure

A lot of us who care about the New York City food system and its consequences, good and bad, know a lot of numbers… how much is spent on food in New York City, how many eaters live here and how many rely on SNAP and emergency food, and how many of us are obese and suffer diabetes, to mention a few of our most cited.

Hurricane Sandy Relief

Many of our Snail of Approval awardees have experienced heavy damages due to Hurricane Sandy. Here are some ways you can help these small businesses so they can continue to make Good, Clean, and Fair food available in New York City.

The fourth annual Food Sovereignty Prize Ceremony

In celebration of those grassroots activists working for a more democratic food system, the fourth annual Food Sovereignty Prize champions the right of people to determine their own food and agriculture policies and the grassroots groups that defend it!

The Old One, Two for GMOs

Although we have genetically modified animals for thousands of years, we did it through classical, selective breeding over decades and even centuries. Now, technology enables the transfer of genetic material from one organism to another to create different, ostensibly desirable, variations. GMO foods are a source of continuing controversy about their long-term effects on humans, wildlife, and our food chain.

Screening Specials for "Now, Forager"

The creators of the new film offer a special screening discount for Slow Food NYC supporters as well as movie tie-in events with several Snail of Approval restaurants.

New York Spirits Come Together to Show Their Stuff

By 7:30 in the evening, Haven's Kitchen was brimming with Slow Food members happily imbibing their way through Slow Food NYC's First Annual Spirits of New York Cocktail Event.

Are Organic and Biodynamic Wines Worth It?

For starters, natural wines are made without pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, chemical fertilizers, added sugars, artificial acids or commercial yeasts. Many natural wines are also bottled without shelf-life-prolonging sulfites and with very little or no oak at all. These are “hands-off” wines, wines that reveal their soul as directly as possible without being covered up by other stuff.

Fair Food Program helps end the use of slavery in the tomato fields

Over the past seven years, the food service industry and fast food restaurants have come on board, promising to purchase tomatoes only from growers who agree to comply with the code of conduct. What’s more, the buyers pledged to pay a penny-a-pound premium for every box of tomatoes they purchased from participating growers, who pass on the increase to their workers.

The Food Industry's Big Problem with Genetically Engineered Food

The No on Proposition 37 campaign emailed Thursday to tout a new study by UC Davis professors. It concludes that the proposition on the November ballot to require the labeling of genetically engineered foods would cost the food industry more than a billion dollars and lead to higher food costs from consumers.

Changing the Guard: Returning to the Age of the Farmers’ Market

Farmers’ Markets are on the rise in America. After decades of processed prepackaged foods, proliferation of fast food, and mass agriculture, there is finally again beginning to be a true market for the small farmer and healthy consumer. But how did we get away from these traditional farmers’ markets of the past in the first place?

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