Just Food For Thought

Monday, September 28, 2015

October 5th’s Let Us Eat Local is a celebration of Just Food’s community--including regional and urban farms, community activists, mindful eaters, and an array of New York City’s finest restaurants providing delicious leadership in the sustainable food movement...

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

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“This is the first example I’ve seen of real political clout in the food movement,” said author and NYU professor Marion Nestle to an audience of over 750 New Yorkers who packed the ...

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Meet the Keynote:  

On Saturday, March 30, award-winning documentary filmmaker, writer, and activist Byron Hurt will present the keynote address at the Just Food Conference 2013. Hurt's latest film, Soul Food Junkies, was awarded Best Documentary by the 2012 American Black Film Festival, and has been called "an instant...
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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Farm Bill—or more accurately the Food and Farm Bill--has a huge impact on what kind of food is available in your neighborhood, how that food is produced, and how much it costs.

The Farm Bill sets parameters and funding targets for many programs related to food stamps, food pantries, farmers markets, farm-to-institution purchasing and community food projects in our city. It determines crop subsidies and insurance and what kinds of farms get to benefit from them, influences pricing...

Food Justice
Monday, January 9, 2012


Qiana Mickie, bottom left, with fellow advocates in training.

On January 4th, more than a hundred concerned New Yorkers attended a Farm Bill Listening Session hosted by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand at Hostos Community College in the Bronx.

"The Bronx is home to urban farms like La Finca Del Sur and Taqwa Community Farm, farmer’s markets like the one at Lincoln Hospital and...

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

On March 16, thanks to special support from the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation and Farm School NYC teachers Kolu Zigby and Yonnette Fleming, the students of Farm School NYC’s Food Justice Course had the unique opportunity to hear from two veterans of the civil rights and food sovereignty movements—the Reverend Charles and Shirley Sherrod.

“For me, the most profound teaching...

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