February Food Policy Watch (Hunter College)


Original Center stories, news, research studies and events for the week of February 23, 2022

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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 Half Off Farm Box, Healthy Seniors Healthy Shoppers, FreshConnect Checks: Nutrition Incentive Programs (Part 3) (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข NYC Mayor Adams Signs Two Executive Orders Promoting Healthy Food (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข Melony Samuels, DRE and The Campaign Against Hunger: COVID-19 Food Heroes (nycfoodpolicy.org)

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˜
NYC Food News
โ€ข New York Was Set to Expand Composting. Now Itโ€™s on the Chopping Block. (New York Times)
โ€ข Adams Scraps Expansion of Organics Recycling, Despite Campaign Promise (Gothamist)
โ€ข Lifestyle Medicine and Plant-Based Diet Expansion Planned in Six NYC Hospitals (amNY)
โ€ข Why Some Students Are Unhappy With NYC’s New Vegan Fridays (Mashed)
โ€ข Queens Restaurant Moving Ahead With Plan To Add Additional Gratuity Line To Checks Asking To Support Kitchen Workers (CBS)
โ€ข Masks, Vaccine Mandates & Amps: How Independent Venues Are Grappling With the Return of Crowds (Gothamist)
โ€ข NYC Legislators Sign Off on Another Small Win for Permanent Outdoor Dining (Eater)
โ€ข Those Promises of 15-Minute Grocery Delivery Could Be Illegal Under New Bill (Eater)
โ€ข Grocery Store Working to Stop Food Insecurity in Brooklyn Neighborhood (Pix11)
โ€ข Over 100,000 Pounds of Food Given to Families in Need in Five Bronx NYCHA Developments (Pix11)
โ€ข โ€œNobody Would Do Business This Wayโ€: New York City Seeks to Pay Nonprofit Partners Faster (Gothamist)
โ€ข The Dinner Party Thatโ€™s Nourished a Trans Community for Decades (Grub Street)

๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†
โ€ข Doing Well by Doing Good: How Food Banks Help Supermarkets Make Money. (News @ Northeastern)
โ€ข Missouri Residents File Federal Lawsuit Over Stateโ€™s โ€˜Dysfunctionalโ€™ Food Assistance Program (KCUR)
โ€ข Despite Push to Sign More Hungry College Students up for SNAP Benefits, Barriers Persist (Ag Insider)
โ€ข Feed Your Family or Fund the Courts? The Link Between Fines, Fees, and Food Insecurity (Fines & Fees Justice Center)
โ€ข Study to Improve Food Insecurity Forecasts (Agrinews)
โ€ข Whole Foods Market Donated Nearly 30 Million Meals to Food Programs in 2021 (Supermarket News)
โ€ข California Gives a Big Boost to Corner Stores that Sell Fresh Produce (Civil Eats)

๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—•๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐˜† ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป
โ€ข Worried About Inflation and Supply Constraints? Try Being a Small Business. (Wall Street Journal)
โ€ข Grocers Have Work to Do on Sustainability, Survey Shows (Grocery Dive)
โ€ข Fresh Avocado Imports from Mexico Resume (USDA)
โ€ข Do You Care if Your Meat Came From the United States? USDA Wants Your Feedback. (The Counter)
โ€ข Dairy Export Working Group Pursues Solutions for Hard-Hit Industry (Food Dive)
โ€ข Monitoring Plant-Based Food Conversations on Instagram (The Food Institute)
โ€ข Not Your Average Joint Venture: Kraft Heinz and TheNotCompany Create Partnership to Accelerate AI-Driven Plant-Based Innovation Globally (Business Wire)
โ€ข A Salad, a Glass of Wine, a Bit of Time and U.S. Will Be a Food Importer (Ag Insider)
โ€ข How Food Mascots Convince You to Spend More (The Takeout)
โ€ข China Orders Cuts for Food-Delivery Fees, Sparking Tech Selloff (Wall Street Journal)

๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€, ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—ช๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€
โ€ข More Evidence of a Faltering Restaurant Recovery (Restaurant Business)
โ€ข Restaurant โ€˜Busy Seasonsโ€™ Are Different Now (Eater)
โ€ข Labor Department Says Potato Grower Systematically Violated Workersโ€™ Rightsโ€”Again (Ag Insider)
Welp, There Go the Vaccine Requirements for Indoor Dining (Eater)
โ€ข Should You Feel Guilty Ordering Delivery in Bad Weather? (The Takeout)
โ€ข Leave Single Diners Alone Already (Grub Street)

๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ
โ€ข Black Food Fridays Wants Us to Buy Black-Owned Food on Fridaysโ€”Itโ€™s That Simple (The Takeout)
โ€ข Navajo Woman Tackles Lack of Access to Healthy Food in Her Community (AZ Central)
โ€ข Meet the Modern Farmer Working to Increase Food Self-Reliance in Hawaii (Modern Farmer)
โ€ข New Initiative Supports Underserved Farmers (Food Tank)
โ€ข An Illinois Bill Aims to Counteract a Decades-Long Trend: The Decline of the Black Farmer (The Counter)
โ€ข The Urban Farms Growing Community in Vacant Chicago Lots (Civil Eats)
โ€ข What We Write About When We Write About Food (New York Times)

๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—˜๐—ป๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜
โ€ข Expect Vertical Farming To Continue To Gain Credibility As A Reliable Food Source (Urban Ag News)
โ€ข Livestock Farming Is Part of the Climate Solution and Food Security (Farming Life)
โ€ข Blue Food Assessment Provides Sustainability Recommendations to Seafood Industry (Seafood Source)
โ€ข Op-ed: The New York Times Took on the Food System. Hereโ€™s What They Missed. (Civil Eats)
โ€ข The New Building Blocks of Our Favorite Foods (Modern Farmer)
โ€ข How Electric Stoves Are Poised to Dethrone the Mighty Gas Range (Washington Post)

๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฃ๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ต
โ€ข Report Finds Food Testing Policies Different Between Countries (Food Safety News)
โ€ข Study Shows Mandatory Food Safety Guidelines Needed to Protect Public Health (Maryland Today)
โ€ข Nutrition vs. Weight Loss: Consumers Shifting Away from Diet Culture (The Food Institute)
โ€ข The Diet Worked For Them. Now Their Pets Are on It. (New York Times)

๐—ก๐—ฌ๐—– ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜† ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€
๐™๐™š๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™–๐™˜๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™๐™ค๐™ค๐™™ ๐™‹๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ž๐™š๐™จ – ๐˜พ๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™„๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š / ๐™‘๐™ค๐™ช๐™˜๐™๐™š๐™ง ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ค๐™œ๐™ง๐™–๐™ข๐™จ ๐˜ฟ๐™ค ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™…๐™ค๐™—? Thursday, March 3, 2022, 9:30-11 AM
Andy Fisher, Executive Director of the Ecological Farming Association
Grace Holihen, RDN, Director of Nutrition and Meals at GMHC
Michael Hurwitz, JD, MSW, adjunct professor at Hunter College Urban Policy & Planning and former Director of Food Access and Agriculture at Grow NYC
Qiana Mickie, Founding Principal of QJM Multiprise and former Executive Director of Just Food
Cathy Nonas, MS, RD, CEO of Meals for Good
Pedro Rodriguez, Founder and Director of La Jornada NY Food Pantry
Register HERE>>>https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UCzj-Dl9RNOZ4Sc4iKLe7A

๐™‰๐™” ๐™๐™ค๐™ค๐™™ 2025: ๐™‹๐™ค๐™ก๐™ž๐™˜๐™ฎ ๐™๐™š๐™˜๐™ค๐™ข๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ๐™™๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™– ๐™Ž๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™š๐™ง, ๐™ƒ๐™š๐™–๐™ก๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™š๐™ง, ๐™ˆ๐™ค๐™ง๐™š ๐™…๐™ช๐™จ๐™ฉ, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™Ž๐™ช๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™–๐™—๐™ก๐™š ๐™๐™ค๐™ค๐™™ ๐™Ž๐™ฎ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ข ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™‰๐™”๐˜พ
Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 9:30-11 AM

This event is a collaboration of the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute, the Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center, and the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy, Teachers College, Columbia University.
Register HERE>>>https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsdOmhpjwtGdbR8sU7-8H7zKUQG7RM-ec9

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˜€
The Center has created 59 Neighborhood Food Resource Guides. Click HERE to find your neighborhood https://www.nycfoodpolicy.org/coronavirus-nyc-food-reports/.
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 Food Policy in a Changing World: Implications for Nutritionists (Proceedings of the Nutrition Society)
โ€ข Global and Regional Health and Food Security Under Strict Conservation Scenarios (Nature Sustainability)
โ€ข Food Insecurity Influences Weight Trajectory in Children with Obesity (Childhood Obesity)
โ€ข Multi-Model Projections of Trade-Offs Between Irrigated and Rainfed Maize Yields Under Changing Climate and Future Emission Scenarios (Agricultural Water Management)
โ€ข Ghost Kitchen Calculator (Restaurant Dive)

NYC Neighborhood Food Resource Guides – NYC Food Policy Center (Hunter College)