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Spring 2015 Resources & Announcements

A collection of resources and announcements from April to June, 2015

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NYC Food Policy Center Newsletter

Every month, the NYC Food Policy Center at Hunter College produces the NYC Food Policy Watch, a fabulous and informative newsletter complete with original articles and interviews, policy briefs, event recaps, news picks, and a roundup of recent food policy publications.  View the May issue  here,

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Fall 2014 Resources & Announcements

A collection of resources and announcements from September to December, 2014

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Report – Engaging Youth In Food Activism

The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene partnered with the CUNY School of Public Health create the Health Equity Project, an intervention aimed at increasing the capacity of urban youth to identify and take action to reduce food-related health disparities.

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Book – Defending Beef

For decades it has been nearly universal dogma among environmentalists and health advocates that cattle and beef are public enemy number one.  But is the matter really so clear cut? Hardly, argues environmental lawyer turned rancher Nicolette Hahn Niman in her new book, Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production.The public has long been led to believe that livestock,

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Book – The Real Cost of Fracking

Across the country, fracking—the extraction of natural gas by hydraulic fracturing—is being touted as the nation’s answer to energy independence and a fix for a flagging economy. Drilling companies assure us that the process is safe, politicians push through drilling legislation without a serious public-health debate, and those who speak out are marginalized,

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Report – Food Insecurity of NYC Restaurant Workers

ROC-NY along with the Food Chain Workers Alliance and Food First released a new report, Food Insecurity of Restaurant Workers, a first comprehensive look at food security and employment conditions of workers in the restaurant industry.

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Report – A New England Food Vision

Food Solutions New England (FSNE) announced the release of A New England Food Vision, a collaborative report and bold vision outlining how New England can locally produce at least 50 percent of clean, fair, just and accessible food for all citizens by 2060.  Incorporating more than three years of collaborative research and input from hundreds of voices throughout New England, A New England Food Vision imagines a future that is possible if the region were it to commit to supporting sustainable food systems for all New Englanders.

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Report – Feeding New York

A new report from the Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center and Brandworkers, Feeding New York: Challenges and Opportunities for Workers in New York City’s Food Manufacturing Industry, is the first-ever report detailing worker’s experiences in the city’s growing food manufacturing industry.

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Report – The Public Plate In NYC: A Guide To Institutional Meals

This report examines the health and economic impact of the more than 260 million meals the City serves each year in public schools, child care and senior citizen programs, homeless shelters, jails, hospitals, and other settings. This market power can make healthier, more affordable food available to all New Yorkers.

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