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December 5, 2018

 

New York Public Housing Is Home To City’s Newest Food Entrepreneurs

Food Business Pathways is a free course that gives low-income participants a leg up in turning their ideas into successful businesses through training, mentoring, access to services and space to sell.

November 28, 2018

 

Thanks To Science, You Can Eat An Apple Every Day

After harvest, apples can be stored for months in controlled atmosphere storage rooms where the temperature, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and humidity levels are adjusted to put them into hibernation.

October 31, 2018

 

Bronx Food Revival Is Rewriting The Playbook On Gentrification

It's a prime example of "gentefication," economic revival led by people with roots in the community. The cultural mix is a culinary celebration: African, Albanian, Caribbean, Italian, Latino and more.

October 17, 2018

 

Oysters On The Half Shell Are Actually Saving New York’s Eroding Harbor

More than 70 New York City restaurants are pouring their discarded shells into the Billion Oyster Project, through which students recycle and transform them into healthy reefs in once-toxic waters.

September 25, 2018

 

Karen Washington’s Swiss Chard and White Beans

This dish comes to us from urban farmer and food justice activist Karen Washington. And, it checks off all the boxes of what makes a recipe worth returning to again and again.

June 6, 2018

 

Cities, Restaurants Move To Toss Plastic Straws

As awareness grows about the environmental toll of single-use plastics, U.S. retailers and regulators alike are finding ways to decrease their use. And straws have become a prime target.

October 26, 2015

 

100 New York Schools Pledge To Stop Making Trash

Schools in New York have launched a “zero waste” program that will reuse, recycle or compost all types of waste over the next five years.

July 22, 2015

 

Wage Increase Expected For New York’s Fast-Food Employees

After over two years of rallying, New York fast-food workers will likely see a significant increase in their hourly wage.

December 15, 2014

 

A Year Later, Food Banks Struggle With SNAP Cuts

Last November, food assistance recipients saw across-the-board cuts, causing more to turn to food banks to fill the gap.

June 4, 2014

 

Yelp Helps New York Track Food Poisoning

New York is the latest in a growing list of cities using social media to sleuth out food borne illness outbreaks.

April 17, 2014

 

Vermont Senate Passes GMO Labeling Law

Vermont's bill differs from bills passed in Connecticut and Maine as it doesn't contain a clause that requires other states to pass similar measures.

December 18, 2013

Faster Food 

Food So Fast You Don’t Even Have To Stop And Pay

Five Staten Island Wendy's are testing technology that allows cars to pay for fast food using hands-free technology mounted on the windshield.

October 28, 2013

A Taste Of The Silver Screen 

Food Film Festival Puts Farms In Focus

New York and Chicago's Food Film Festival has seen a spike in submissions for documentaries that follow foods from farm to table.

August 15, 2013

Two (Organic) Apples A Day... 

New York Docs ‘Prescribe’ Fruits and Veggies

Two New York hospitals have become the latest testing ground for a project to curb diet-related diseases with fresh produce.

August 1, 2013

In With The Big 

Big Soda Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

New York City's ban on sugary beverages was struck down in appeals court Tuesday.

February 6, 2013

No Whey! 

U.S. Schools May Add Greek Yogurt To Lunches

As early as April, Greek yogurt could be offered in your child's cafeteria.

November 2, 2012

Stormy Weather 

Hurricane Sandy Hurts Small Farms, Halts Food Distribution

A year after Hurricane Irene devastated northeastern food distribution networks, Hurricane Sandy redoubled the damage.

July 30, 2012

A Veritable Smorgasbord 

State Fair Chow-Down

Fair concessionaires pour fryers-full of creativity into developing the greasiest and tastiest snacks imaginable. Here are some of our 2012 favorites.

June 1, 2012

Sugar Crash 

Big Apple Proposes Ban On Large Sodas

Michael Bloomberg's plan to limit the size of sugared drinks has been met with both cheers and jeers.

September 11, 2011

Weird Weather 

Hurricane Irene: The Connection Between Weather And Food

Weeks after Hurricane Irene tore through the east coast, farmers, consumers, and government officials are still taking stock of its impact.

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