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Slow Food NYC on the Mayor's Program for Affordable Housing

At Slow Food NYC, we are strongly in favor of plans that lead to affordable housing, but not at the expensive of existing community garden sites, especially when there are plenty of other alternative sites available.

What is Source Verification?

The CEO of The Natural Gourmet Institute, and chair of Slow Food NYC, explains Source Verification.

The FSMA Could Squash Local, Sustainable Food, Unless YOU Help!

Unless we act now, proposed new rules will have a devastating effect on the small and medium-scale family farmers and businesses responsible for putting local, sustainably produced foods on our plates.

A Toast to "The Professor" - A Celebration of the American Cocktail

One does not need an occasion to enjoy a special cocktail, but at our Slow Food NYC December Slur, we have one: we will be toasting Professor Jerry Thomas, considered by many grateful drinkers to be the father of American mixology, and The Pegu will be serving one of its signature seasonal libations, the Tom & Jerry, in his honor.

SFNYC Producer Summit Recap

The Second Annual Slow Food NYC Producer Summit included discussions on many topics integral to creating a Good, Clean, and Fair food system.

The New York City Council will Support GMO Labeling in New York State, with YOUR Help!

Americans have a right to know what is in their food. Now, more than ever, it is critical for New Yorkers to stand up and support a GMO labeling resolution.

First Annual Sustainable Seafood Shindig

The first annual Sustainable Seafood Shindig was a fantastic start to this year's Sustainable Seafood Week NYC.

"Organic": Semantic Manipulation Examined

The meaning of the word "organic" has become a semantic debate that has changed and divided a movement. Francesco Mastalia has been examining the issue through a series of interviews and photographs in a project entitled "ORGANIC: Farmers and Chefs of the Hudson Valley".

The Farm Bill Everyone Can Hate

After a long and painful process we finally are a presidential signature away from a comprehensive Farm Bill that, at best, is bitter sweet.

GMO Labeling in New York State? You Can Help!

Big companies are lobbying to undermine any labeling of Genetically Modified Foods. Your help is needed to make sure that all New Yorkers gain the right to know what is in the food we eat.

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