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When the Pope Phoned Petrini

Slow Food founder, Carlo Petrini, recounts the experience of getting a call from Pope Francis and discussing the importance of the work of small-scale farmers around the world.

GMO Labeling in New York State - Action Alert

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.

NYC Food Forum Releases "A Primer for Our New Mayor"

The New York City Food Forum, a gathering of New York City food-active organizations, encourages our new Mayor to lead us towards a better food future for every New Yorker.

Why Monsanto Spent $1 Billion on Climate Data

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.

Securing New York City’s Foodshed is Critical to Saving its Local Food Culture

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 Awarded Highest UN Environmental Award

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.

States move ahead with food stamp cuts

Some states are embracing deep cuts to the food stamp program, ending the food subsidy for tens of thousands of low-income Americans, regardless of what Congress does.

Slow Food: The Movie

The Slow Food movement is the subject of a new documentary from director Stefano Sardo. "Slow Food Story" chronicles the evolution of the organization through its charismatic leader, Carlo Petrini.

NYC’s Greenmarkets: Behind the Scenes

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?

Other Community Events Round-up

Slow Food NYC stands with and supports lots of other organizations that share our goal of moving towards a Good, Clean, and Fair food system. Each month we will post a round-up of events from other organizations that may be of interest.

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