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".
Manhattan Community Board 1 will hear a presentation by the Howard Hughes Corporation regarding their proposal to demolish the Fulton Fish Market New Market Building and replace it with a tower of considerable height. We urge you to attend the meeting today and show your support to stop this bad idea.
The Monday, December 16th Manhattan Slur, as always, will be informal and fun and a great way to meet fellow, food-active folks! But it will also be a very special edition of Slow Food NYC's signature monthly happy hour.
Some of the "nonessential" employees, sent home during the recent government shutdown, include people that provide vital services that safeguard our public health, national food economy, and keep at-risk citizens out of hunger.
To date, the loudest voices have come from the biotech industry and big food company lobbyists. We need to drown out their voices and let our State Assembly and State Senate know that there is strong public support for GMO labeling.