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.
Tag: food policy
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.
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.”
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.
Brooklynite and food writer Jane Black will lead a panel addressing this question at Edible Institute. We offer up some answers with these stories.
One of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s latest efforts to support New York producers took place on Capitol Hill earlier this week when she hosted a “New York Farm Day” in an effort to “tastefully remind Congress, the Administration and others that New York is a major agricultural state, and agriculture is a major part of the state’s economy.”