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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 March 2024 Food Flash (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข Interview with Herminia Gomez, Hispanic-Serving Institution Liaison for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข ICYMI: The Roundtable: Allies for Food Access Leverages Resources to Address Food Insecurity (nycfoodpolicy.org)


๐—ก๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฌ ๐—จ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฅ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ก๐—ฌ๐—– ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ข๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป!
๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ก๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—›๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—˜!
๐——๐˜‚๐—ฒ ๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—น ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ๐˜๐—ต


๐—จ๐—ฃ๐—–๐—ข๐— ๐—œ๐—ก๐—š
๐—œ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜† ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€:
๐—ฆ๐—”๐—ฉ๐—˜ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐——๐—”๐—ง๐—˜: ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฒ๐˜๐—ต, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ
๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ก๐˜‚๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—–๐˜‚๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—˜๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐˜€
๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—›๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—˜!


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 City Council Calls for Reversals of Cuts to Early Childhood Programs, More Money for School Food (Chalkbeat)
โ€ข Breaking the Ramadan Fast With Some of Brooklynโ€™s Newest Arrivals (New York Times)
โ€ข NYC Delivery Workers See Pay Raise as Minimum Wage Increases (CBS News)
โ€ข Trader Joeโ€™s Opens New โ€˜Prontoโ€™ Concept in Former Wine Store (Supermarket News)
โ€ข Major NYC Compost Operation, Reeling From Budget Cuts, to Be Booted From Queens Site (Gothamist)
โ€ข This Urban Gardener is Mimicking Nature to Create Healthier Plants (Science News Explores)

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 As Food Costs Rise, More and More Americans Are Looking To Their Yards to Save Money in 2024 (Morning Ag Clips)
โ€ข Gaza Could Face a Famine by May. What Does That Mean? (The Economist)
โ€ข 7 WCK Team Members Killed in Gaza (World Central Kitchen)
โ€ข ‘Let Them Eat GDP Reports’: 44 Million Americans are Food Insecure (Raw Story)
โ€ข Summit in Missouri Tackles Rising Child Food Insecurity as Benefits Expire (KTTN)
โ€ข Sudan Needs โ€˜Immediate Actionโ€™ on Hunger To Avert Widespread Death, UN-Backed Report Says (Reuters)

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 Climate Shocks, Higher Temperatures Drive Food Inflation, New Study Finds (The Energy Mix)
โ€ข Plant-Heavy ‘Flexitarian’ Diets Could Help Limit Global Heating, Study Finds (The Guardian)
โ€ข The Colorado River Rarely Reaches the Sea. Hereโ€™s Why (NPR)
โ€ข Fasting Is a Key Part of Ramadan, but for Many Muslims, Climate Change Is Making Food Scarce All Year (The Conversation)
โ€ข So Much Produce Comes in Plastic. Is There a Better Way? (New York Times)

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 The High Cost of Year-Round Asparagus (Epicurious)
โ€ข Vegetables Are Losing Their Nutrients. Can the Decline Be Reversed? (The Guardian)
โ€ข Unearthing Soilโ€™s Carbon-Removal Potential in Agriculture (Boston Consulting Group)
โ€ข Cocoaโ€™s Relentless Rally Is Pushing the Market to Breaking Point (Bloomberg)
โ€ข A Simple New Technique Could Make Your Eggs More Humane (New York Times)
โ€ข New and Young Farmers Increasing, According to Agriculture Census (Food Tank)
โ€ข From Livestock to Lionโ€™s Mane, the Latest From the Transfarmation Project (Civil Eats)

๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ž๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ
โ€ข Around 19 Percent of Food Is Wasted Globally As 783 Million People Face Chronic Hunger, UN Says (PBS)
โ€ข Food Waste Index Report 2024 (National Post)
โ€ข App Aims To Reduce Food Waste at Grocery Stores (CBS)
โ€ข Students in Burbank Are Sorting Out the Problem of Food Waste and Methane Gas Emissions (Spectrum News 1)
โ€ข UIC, Rush Join Forces To Prevent Food Waste (CBS)

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 Inside Bayerโ€™s State-By-State Efforts to Stop Pesticide Lawsuits (Civil Eats)
โ€ข Moves to Ban Lab-Grown Meat Intensify in Republican US States (Financial Times)
โ€ข Farmers Encircle EU Headquarters in Tractors To Protest Agricultural Policies (NPR)
โ€ข Is Giving Farmers Millions to Kill Millions of Chickens the Way to Curb Bird Flu? (New York Times)

๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜‰๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด
โ€ข Chemical Capture: The Power and Impact of the Pesticide Industry (Civil Eats)
โ€ข Dole Calls Off Sale of Fresh Vegetables Division Amid DOJ Opposition (Food Dive)
โ€ข Fast-Food Companies Seeing Low-Income Diners Pare Orders (Reuters)
โ€ข Egglandโ€™s Best Sued for Claiming Eggs Contain Less Saturated Fat (Food Dive)
โ€ข Why Independent Grocers Are Pushing for Better Antitrust Enforcement (Forbes)
โ€ข Chick-fil-A to Drop โ€˜No Antibiotics Everโ€™ Policy on Chicken (Agriculture Dive)
โ€ข To Catch Retail Thieves, This Unlikely Duo Treats Them Like the Mob (Bloomberg)

๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ˆ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ
โ€ข Can Agtech Survive a Funding Drought? (Agriculture Dive)
โ€ข US Farms Are Making an Urgent Push Into AI. It Could Help Feed the World (BBC)

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 Farmworkers Gather in New York To Chart Future of Policy and Organizing Goals (FERN)
โ€ข Half a Million California Workers Will Get $20 Minimum Wage, Starting Today (NPR)
โ€ข Here Are Five Global Restaurants Staffed by Robot Chefs (Forbes)
โ€ข California’s New $20 Fast-Food Worker Minimum Wage: Everything You Need To Know (Fast Company)

๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜Š๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ
โ€ข Cultivating Diversity: How Indigenous Foodways Can Inspire Food Systems Transformation (Global Alliance for the Future of Food)
โ€ข New Movement Emphasizes the Role of Culture in Global Food Security (Forbes)
โ€ข How To Have Hard Conversations About Sustainability When People Would Rather Talk About Anything Else (Fast Company)

๐˜—๐˜ถ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ
โ€ข Agriculture Department Warns Farmers About High Traces of Fungi in Missouri Crops (KOMU)
โ€ข FDA Steps Up Import Alerts on Certain Foods Because of Salmonella and Pesticides (Food Safety News)
โ€ข Bacterial Meningitis Cases Are on the Rise, NYC Health Department Tells Doctors (Gothamist)
โ€ข Bird Flu Spreads to Dairy Cows in Idaho, Michigan and New Mexico (Washington Post)
โ€ข Person Diagnosed With Bird Flu in Texas, Health Officials Say (The Guardian)

๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜”๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ
โ€ข Why Are Acai Berries Healthier Than Other Berries? (foodmedcenter.org)
โ€ข Additive (Danger?) Study Spotlight Take-Away With Chef Dr. Mike (foodmedcenter.org)
โ€ข How a Japanese Company Plans to Take Over Plant-Based Pantry Items in the US (Food Dive)
โ€ข Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label (Food and Drug Administration)
โ€ข Food as Medicine: Understanding the Root Causes of Illness with Dr. Casey Means (Texas Heart Institute)
โ€ข Promoting Beneficial Gut Microbes With Whole-Food Dietary Fiber (Purdue University)
โ€ข FMI: 57% of Shoppers Purchase Produce From Mass Retailers, Supercenters (Grocery Dive)
โ€ข Beef Industry Request for Research Proposals: Act Quickly (Not an April 1 Joke) (Food Politics)
โ€ข Instacart Wants to Be Everywhere, From Smart Fridges to New York Times Cooking (Grocery Dive)

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 Combining Short-Term Response and Long-Term Vision: Rethinking the Approach to Fertilizer Subsidies (CGIAR)
โ€ข Understanding and Intervening in Nutrition-Related Health Disparities (Advances in Nutrition)
โ€ข Mushrooms: A Food-Based Solution to Vitamin D Deficiency to Include in Dietary Guidelines Provisionally Accepted (Frontiers in Nutrition)
โ€ข Gluten-Free Diet and Other Celiac Disease Therapies: Current Understanding and Emerging Strategies (Nutrients)

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