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.
Eat Brussels sprouts and raise money for Slow Food NYC. Dig Inn Seasonal Market is donating 10% of all pint sales of B-Sprouts to help fund the Organic & Sustainable Farm to Restaurant Producer Summit.
An attempt to set the world record for the "Most Participants in an Apple-Crunching Event." New Yorkers can participate by finding a crunch near you or by hosting a crunch yourself! Join in to create the crunch heard 'round the world!
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.