Original Center stories, news, research studies and events for the week of January 3, 2024
Sign up for the newsletter

๐—ก๐—ฌ๐—–๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜†.๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ด ๐—ข๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„๐˜€
โ€ข Interview With Max Lerner, Founder of GROW Externships (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข December 2023 Food Flash (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข ICYMI: Original Pieces from January to June 2023 (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข ICYMI: Original Pieces from July to December 2023 (nycfoodpolicy.org)

๐—›๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜„ (๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ/๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฐ/๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ – ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ/๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฒ/๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ)
โ€ข Uneaten and Trashed: How New York Wasted 5,000 Migrant Meals in One Day (New York Times)
โ€ข Op-Ed | 2023 Was New Yorkersโ€™ Toughest Year Yet at the Dinner Table (AM New York)
โ€ข NYC Has Held Up Emergency Food Stamps for Thousands of Residents, Prompting Contempt of Court Demand (NY Daily News)
โ€ข Anonymous Donor Saves Composting Program (NYC News)
โ€ข โ€˜Food Is Finally on the Tableโ€™: COP28 Addressed Agriculture in a Real Way (The Guardian)
โ€ข Was COP28 a Success or Flop? Depends Who You Ask (Time)
โ€ข In a First, Nations at Climate Summit Agree to Move Away From Fossil Fuels (New York Times)
โ€ข Foreign Ownership of Us Farmland Climbed Nearly 9% in 2022 (Agriculture Dive)
โ€ข Nonprofit Groups Award $2.2 Million to Equip Frontline and BIPOC-Led Organizations to Engage in Food and Farm Bill Debates (Union of Concerned Scientists)
โ€ข AG Organizations Comment on House Passage of Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act (Morning Ag Clips)
โ€ข Who Got Hit Hardest in 2023โ€™s Epic Floods? The People Who Grow Your Food (LA Times)
โ€ข Urban Agriculture in New York State (Cornell Cooperative Extension and Harvest NY)
โ€ข The State of Food Systems Worldwide in the Countdown to 2030 (Nature)
โ€ข The US Playbook To Address Social Determinants Of Health (White House Domestic Policy Council)
โ€ข Meet the Farmer Championing Fair Food Prices While Fighting Food Insecurity (Modern Farmer)
โ€ข Mill, Others Provide Emergency Stopgap Funding for NYC Community Composters (Waste Dive)
โ€ข Keeping Our City and Our Minds Resilient: โ€˜Climate Futurismโ€™ at Pioneer Works (Brooklyn Eagle)

๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜† ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„๐˜€ ๐——๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜
๐˜•๐˜ ๐˜Š ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜ˆ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜Š๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜•๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ๐˜ด
โ€ข Feeding Those in Need Is Food Bank for New York Cityโ€™s Continuing Mission (CBS)
โ€ข A New York City Non-Profitโ€™s Mission to Feed the Hungry, but Make It Vegan (AM NY)
โ€ข NYC Includes Christmas Trees in Its Composting Program (BKReader)
โ€ข New York City Throwing Away Over $1M Taxpayer-Funded Meals for Migrants Every Month (Natural News)
โ€ข NYC Climate Protests Draw Thousands Ahead of UN Gathering (BNN Bloomberg)

๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ค๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด
โ€ข Governor Hochul Announces More Than $200 Million for Summer Meals to Feed 2 Million Low-Income Children in New York (governor.ny.gov)
โ€ข Our Best Food Access Reporting of 2023 (Civil Eats)
โ€ข Prices of a Vital Food, Rice, Just Surged to a Fresh 15-Year High (Bloomberg)
โ€ข Gaza Food Crisis Is Nothing Like Anything Chef Josรฉ Andrรฉs Had Seen Before (NPR)
โ€ข One in Five Massachusetts Households With Children Struggle With Hunger. Hereโ€™s How It Affects Young People. (WGBH)
โ€ข โ€œUnacceptableโ€: 10 Million American Seniors Worry About Getting Enough To Eat (Salon)
โ€ข Half of Gazans Are at Risk of Starving, UN Warns (New York Times)

๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜Š๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜Œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต
โ€ข A New Year and New Opportunities: Whatโ€™s Next for the Food Movement (Food Tank)
โ€ข India’s Food-Security Problem Is Also the World’s (Wall Street Journal)
โ€ข Extreme Weather Has Long-Term Health Consequences (Scientific American)
โ€ข Thinning Ice and Shrinking Caribou Hurt Not Only Safety and Food Security but Also Mental Health (Anchorage Daily News)
โ€ข How America’s Diet Is Feeding the Groundwater Crisis (New York Times)
โ€ข Trump, Electric SUVs and Food Supply: The 2024 Climate Outlook (Bloomberg)
โ€ข The Foods the World Will Lose to Climate Change (Wired)
โ€ข โ€˜Nutritional Quality Must Be at the Heart of Climate-Smart Agriculture,โ€™ Researchers Say (Phys.org)

๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ž๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ
โ€ข Here’s Where Waste, Recycling and Organics Laws Changed on Jan. 1 (Waste Dive)
โ€ข Ensuring Your Leftovers Last Into the New Year (Food Safety News)
โ€ข Aldi Achieves Food Waste Reduction Goal Eight Years Early, Sets New Goal for 2030 (Waste360)
โ€ข Department of Environmental Conservation Releases Final New York State Solid Waste Management Plan (Waste Advantage Magazine)
โ€ข How Mexico Cityโ€™s Biggest Wholesale Market Is Combating Food Waste (NPR)
โ€ข Mountains of Holiday Food and Packing Waste Are Clogging Landfills. Is There a Better Way? (LA Times)
โ€ข How to Reduce Food Waste and Save Money (Time)
โ€ข Opinion: Weโ€™re Thinking About Food โ€˜Wasteโ€™ All Wrong (Washington Post)
โ€ข Less Beef, More Leftovers: 21 Food Sustainability Resolutions for 2024 (Guardian)

๐˜ˆ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ
โ€ข Governor Hochul Signs โ€œBirds and Beesโ€ Act (Morning Ag Clips)
โ€ข Our Best Food and Farm Labor Reporting of 2023 (Civil Eats)
โ€ข Strawberry Case Study: What if Farmers Had to Pay for Water (New York Times)
โ€ข Minnesota Farm Bureau Seeks to Engage Urban Ag Producers (MPR News)
โ€ข Predicting Global Fisheries Risks: Inside WWFโ€™s Oceans Futures Platform (Food Tank)
โ€ข Californiaโ€™s Prop 12 Is Now the Law of the Land (Food Safety News)
โ€ข Harvesting Hope: How the Prison Agriculture Lab Exposes Exploitation in Prison Agriculture (Food Tank)

๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜—๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜บ, ๐˜ˆ๐˜จ ๐˜“๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ ๐˜‰๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ
โ€ข Diplomacy Is Best Conducted at the Dinner Table (New York Times)
โ€ข Big Year for Dairy: What Ag Groups Hope for 2024 and Policy Work They Hope To Accomplish (RFD TV)
โ€ข States and Tribes Partner With USDA to Kick off New Summer EBT Program (USDA Food and Nutrition Service)
โ€ข NYS DOL Reminds New Yorkers of Decrease in Farm Worker Overtime Threshold (Morning Ag Clips)
โ€ข Balance for the Future: Why Food Systems Need Balance and What Does It Really Mean? (EU Startups)
โ€ข Looking Back at Key SNAP Developments in 2023 (Grocery Dive)

๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜‰๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด
โ€ข U.S. Companies Are Skittish About Investing in Chinaโ€”Unless Itโ€™s in Fast Food Chains or Cappuccinos (Fortune)
โ€ข New AI-Powered Fridge Technology Generates Recipes Based on Diet, Food on Its Shelves (Fox Business)
โ€ข DoorDash Plots Expansion Outside Core Restaurant Business in US (Financial Times)

๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ
โ€ข AI And Agriculture: Better Farming, Better Food (Forbes)
โ€ข Plentyโ€™s High-Tech Robot Farm Is Transforming Traditional Agriculture (Interesting Engineering)
โ€ข Five Predictions For Food And Agtech In 2024 (Forbes)

๐˜—๐˜ถ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ
โ€ข 10 Nutrition Tips for a Healthy New Year (New York Times)
โ€ข These Are the Type of Low-Carb Foods That Help Slow Weight Gain, New Study Shows (NBC)
โ€ข If Youโ€™re Looking To Eat Better in 2024, Focus on Your Snacking Habits (LA Daily News)
โ€ข Infant Formula Recalled Over Cronobacter Concerns (Food Safety News)
โ€ข Look for These 9 Red Flags To Identify Food That Is Ultra-Processed (Washington Post)

๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜š๐˜บ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด
โ€ข Hopes for the Restaurant Industry in 2024 (Eater)
โ€ข How McDonaldโ€™s, Chipotle, Starbucks Are Preparing for the Fast-Food Worker Battles To Come in 2024 (CNBC)
โ€ข Chick-fil-Aโ€™s Closed-on-Sunday Policy Prompts a Highway Rest Stop Revolt (New York Times)

๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜”๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ (๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ Center For Food As Medicine)
โ€ข Dietary Supplements and Their Uses: German Chamomile (foodmedcenter.org)
โ€ข PFAS Study Spotlight Take-Away With Chef Dr. Mike (foodmedcenter.org)
โ€ข 9 Predictions for How Weโ€™ll Eat in 2024 (New York Times)
โ€ข The Stanford Twin Study: Now on Netflix! (Food Politics)
โ€ข Effect of an Intensive Food-as-Medicine Program on Health and Health Care Use (JAMA)
โ€ข Feasibility and Acceptability of Home-Delivered Medically Tailored Meals for Treatment of Diabetes in Pregnancy (The Journal of Nutrition)
โ€ข Does โ€œFood as Medicineโ€ Make a Big Dent in Diabetes? (MIT)
โ€ข People With Food Insecurity Deserve Better Nutrition Education (STAT)
โ€ข As โ€œFood Is Medicineโ€ Movement Takes Hold, Colorado Medicaid Looks to Pay For Produce and Better Meals (The Denver Post)

๐—ก๐—ฌ๐—– ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—š๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐˜€
โ€ข The Center has created 59 Neighborhood Food Resource Guides. Click HERE to find your neighborhood.
โ€ข The Center’s guides have been updated by more than 300 volunteers who have spent thousands of hours making more than 200,000 calls to keep data up-to-date.

๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜† ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜€ ๐——๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜
โ€ข Effect of an Intensive Food-As-Medicine Program on Health and Health Care Use A Randomized Clinical Trial (JAMA)
โ€ข Sustainable Eating: Pulling the Levers in Food Services (WWF)
โ€ข The Hidden Chemicals Destroying American Farms (Vice Special Report)
โ€ข Unleashing the Power of Artificial Intelligence for Climate Action in Industrial Markets (Industrial Marketing Management)
โ€ข An In-Person and Technology-Implemented Holistic Health Promotion Program for Older Black Adults in Low-Income Communities (Journal of the National Medical Association)
โ€ข Low-Carbohydrate Diets Emphasizing Healthy, Plant-Based Sources Associated with Slower Long-Term Weight Gain (JAMA Network Open)
โ€ข Exploring Resilience Concepts and Strategies Within Regional Food Systems: A Systematic Literature Review (Food Security)
โ€ข Air Quality Improvements Can Strengthen Chinaโ€™s Food Security (Nature Food)