Earlier this week, the food world’s most influential movers and shakers gathered for the third annual James Beard Foundation Food Conference, “The Paradox of Appetite: Hungering for Change.”
Time was, groups fighting for animal rights typically sought change via boycotts, angry letters, ads showing factory farm horrors and urging their fellow Americans to go vegan. But in recent years, one leading animal rights organization, World Society for the Protection of Animals, has taken another path.
Like we shared last week, here’s what our editors have been reading as of late.
Next Wednesday, October 16, the World Food Prize will be awarded to Monsanto and Syngenta. Next Tuesday, October 15, the Food Sovereignty Prize will celebrate an entirely different vision of the future of food and agriculture.
Harvest Home has worked to bring fresh produce from local farms into low-income neighborhoods. And now as the food stamp program — or SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — is under attack in Congress, their mission is more important than ever.
Our screening of “A Place at the Table” at the Times Center provoked an impassioned post-film Q&A about hunger in New York and beyond, with Edible readers and ‘wichcraft eaters asking, “What can I do to solve this problem?” Here we try to answer.
There’s a lot to read and watch out there on the internet. In short, here are some notable links that are on our radar this week.
For more than a decade Dan Barber has been among the most influential chefs working at the intersection of ecology and gastronomy. Last Monday, with a veritable United Nations Security Council of the world’s top chefs as his allies, he exhorted cooks to think not just about how and where their food is grown, but about what forces are influencing the very DNA of our ingredients.
Food waste is a global problem. Currently, about 24 percent of all calories produced for human consumption are lost or wasted. To focus the international food movement’s attention on this vital issue, Food Tank has organized an already sold out gathering of food movement leaders set for September 19.
The New York Wine and Food Classic gets a visit from the Gov.
Can the next mayor take a chunk out of obesity?
Governor Cuomo announces a state-wide $1.8 million initiative to get low-income senior citizens to farmers’ markets.