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Food Tank May Newsletter


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It’s time that food and agriculture systems get the attention they need. Across all industries, food can be the solution to our biggest social, environmental, and economic challenges.

With a new coalition called Forum for Farmers and Food Security, we’re really proud of the way we can leverage financial partnerships to support producers; farmers; the folks who are doing the real work on the ground—in the ground!—every day.

I’ll repeat this as many times as I need to: We have to invest not only for profit but for people and the planet, too. We need to make sure that motto is central to how money is […]

Catskill Mountainkeeper Newsletter March 2023


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$𝟭𝟬𝗠 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗮𝘁𝘀𝗸𝗶𝗹𝗹𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗔𝗱𝗶𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗰𝗸𝘀
This was a big week for Mountainkeeper in Albany, as both houses of the NY legislature proposed to fund the Catskills and Adirondack Forest Preserves stewardship work with $10 million. Both proposals included funding for our stewards program, and the Senate included the big policy piece–the Climate and Community Protection Fund (CCPF)–that we’ve been working on with our NY Renews coalition partners. The CCPF will establish fair, equitable, and transparent funding streams for climate solutions and it’s an important piece of the puzzle needed to get NY State to a clean and just climate future. […]

The History of SNAP Benefits


From WNYC and Brian Lehrer:

This month, the size of millions of Americans’ SNAP benefits will be shrinking as the federal government winds down its pandemic-era food assistance. Janet Poppendieck, Author, professor emerita of sociology at Hunter College, City University of New York, a co-founder of the New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College and a senior fellow at the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute at the CUNY School of Public Health and Health Policy, discusses the history of SNAP, benefits that used to be known as “food stamps,” which first began back in the 1930s.


The NEW East Harlem Restaurant Guide: 2022-2023 Edition

NYC Food Policy Center is proud to announce the 2022-2023 Edition of the East Harlem Restaurant Guide, complete with the Center’s Healthy Eating Index, which measures the nutritional quality of East Harlem restaurants’ offerings.

Download a PDF of the Restaurant Guide HERE!


Farm School NYC July Updates

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𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙪𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙁𝙤𝙤𝙙 𝘼𝙧𝙩𝙨 𝙍𝙚𝙜𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙊𝙥𝙚𝙣
Have you ever wanted to preserve your own food? Community Food Arts could be the course for you! Community Food Arts is a public course offering about processing food. Students learn about food science through canning, pickling, drying, fermenting, and freezing. Students will also develop their own market-ready value added products after learning about relevant licensing, and NYS health & food safety standards. Please review the class schedule, covid policy, and gift economy before signing up to ensure you can be a fully present participant. Register here.

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White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg (2016)


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White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America
by Nancy Isenberg

“Formidable and truth-dealing . . . necessary.” —The New York Times

“This eye-opening investigation into our country’s entrenched social hierarchy is acutely relevant.” —O Magazine

In her groundbreaking bestselling history of the class system in America, Nancy Isenberg upends history as we know it by taking on our comforting myths about equality and uncovering the crucial legacy of the ever-present, always embarrassing—if occasionally entertaining—poor white trash.

“When you turn an election into a three-ring circus, there’s always a chance that the dancing bear will win,” says Isenberg of the political climate surrounding Sarah Palin. And we recognize how right […]

January 14th, 2022|Categories: External posts, Recommended podcasts, books and blogs|

The Leading Voices in Food Podcast Series | Duke Sanford World Food Policy Center


Check out The Leading Voices in Food Podcast Series from the Duke Sanford World Food Policy Center

Our vision for The Leading Voices in Food podcast series is to offer wide-ranging perspectives and knowledge from researchers, community leaders, policymakers, farmers and more. We want to introduce new ideas and people, shift your thinking in topics you know well, and contribute to movement towards equity and resilience in the food system. Transcripts for each interview are also posted.

We feature topics across the food system spectrum such as food insecurity, obesity, agriculture, food access and equity, food safety, food defense, and food policy issues. The series is hosted by Dr. Kelly […]

December 10th, 2021|Categories: External posts, Recommended podcasts, books and blogs|

Find Your Own Food: An Introduction to Foraging – Heritage Radio


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The podcast from the “nonprofit food radio station on a mission to make the world more equitable, sustainable, and delicious!”

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Find Your Own Food: An Introduction to Foraging