Despite the fact that New York City has the largest urban agriculture system in the country, current regulations are often at odds with its expansion. That could change soon.
We caught up with Nicholas Freudenberg, director of the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute, about the past and future of food policy in New York.
Our favorite foods may be around for a while, but perhaps not in the way we’re used to.
The city played a key role in drafting the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact and has a robust set of initiatives that align with its vision.
The city is part of a nationwide school food alliance that leverages purchasing power to “drive quality up and costs down while incorporating sound environmental practices.”
These new tools equip leaders across sectors to identify solutions with the largest impact.
The Urban Outreach Specialist and New York City Coordinator for the USDA Farm Services Agency details how this legislation impacts our everyday lives and what we can do about it.
We speak with Ricardo Salvador, director of the Food and Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, about the next four years.
The program’s roots are in community building within New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) complexes, which will host urban farms, farmers markets and health classes.
The 1976 Farm Winery Act was designed to entice grape growing for wine in the Empire State. Today the impacts of these laws can practically be seen from space.
The debate primarily focused on safety issues and environmental impact, and discussion on copyright and labeling was essentially nonexistent. And, oh yeah, Bill Nye was there.
An expert line-up will discuss the potentially global implications of acting locally on November 8 at Cooper Union.