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.
Monsanto seeks to expand further into data services for farmers and just announced that it will acquire The Climate Corporation, which uses some of the most sophisticated data tools available to determine the risks posed by future weather conditions and events.
Scenic Hudson, an environmental organization and land trust based in Poughkeepsie, has released a groundbreaking blueprint for securing the region's most important agricultural lands. It is the first plan of its kind to develop a comprehensive, data-driven methodology to conserve a metropolitan area's foodshed.
Carlo Petrini has been named one of this year's winners of the UN's Champions of the Earth award — their flagship environment award that recognizes outstanding visionaries and leaders in the fields of policy, science and civil society action.
Since the first New York City greenmarket opened in June 1976, the Greenmarket program has grown to include over fifty locations in the five boroughs, serving 250,000 customers per week. But do people really understand the work that goes into making these markets tick?