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?
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.
The NY Assembly Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection has decided to hold a hearing for GMO Labeling Bill A3525-A! It is incredibly important that we fill the seats of this room with GMO labeling advocates from New York.
In the past, Farm Bills have provided safety nets for both farmers and eaters. Democrats and Republicans, urban and rural, recognized that food production and consumption are the two sides of America's food dime. The bills have balanced the interests of largely rural producers with those of largely urban eaters...until now.