The New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College released its inaugural class of New York City’s 40 under 40 who are working to transform the food system. The New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College honorees include policymakers, educators, community advocates, farmers and innovators who are making significant strides to create healthier, more sustainable food environments, and who use food to promote community and economic development.
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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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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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.
This report explores the potential for creating “Good Food Jobs” – jobs that pay a living wage, offer safe working conditions, promote sustainable economic development, and make healthier food more accessible to all New Yorkers.