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What Is the Future of Food in New York City?

Episode: 8

How will Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio support the city through food policy and public health initiatives? On the final episode of Everything’s On the Table, Erin Fairbanks is rejoined in the studio by Ed Yowell. food active organizations. Ed is a co-chair of the Food Systems Network NYC and is the Slow Food USA Northeast Regional Governor. Also joining Erin and Ed is Thomas Forster, a policy advisor for School Food FOCUS and part time faculty member of the New School Food Studies department. Tune in to hear Thomas list the different areas where Mayor-Elect de Blasio has the potential to make change in the food system. Learn about the security promises or urban agriculture, and the nutritional benefits of universal school breakfasts and lunches. Later, Nevin Cohen, Environmental Studies Professor at the New School, talks about the need for a deputy mayor in charge of New York City’s food system. Later, Ray Figueroa, President of the NYC Gardening Association, and Sarah Brannen of Upstream Advisors talk about the importance of direct-to-community involvement for the new administration. This program has been brought to you by HeritageRadioNetwork.org. Music has been provided by takstar.

 

“We have so many perspectives in the food arena… these sectors, actors, citizen groups- they are important voices, and they need to be structured in a better way than they have in the past.” [10:05]

Thomas Forster on Everything’s On the Table

“Public health measures are not only about improving health, but also reducing diet-related healthcare costs.” [19:35]

Nevin Cohen on Everything’s On the Table

“The elephant in the room is unemployment and poverty… we really need to respect the members of the community as the experts.” [45:10]

Ray Figueroa on Everything’s On the Table

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What Is the Future of Food in New York City?

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How will Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio support the city through food policy and public health initiatives? On the final episode of Everything's On the Table, Erin Fairbanks is rejoined in the studio by Ed Yowell. food active organizations. Ed is a co-chair of the Food Systems Network NYC and is the Slow Food USA Northeast Regional Governor. Also ...

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In Episode 7 of Everything's on the Table, Shira Gans, Leadership Committee member at Food Systems Network NYC joins host Erin Fairbanks, executive director of the Heritage Radio Network, to talk about food waste. In the first segment, they speak with Ron Gonen, Deputy Commissioner for Recycling and Sustainability NYC at the NYC Department of ...

Urban Agriculture

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This week on Everything's On The Table, host Erin Fairbanks welcomes co-host Tatiana Orlov of the Food Systems Network, where she is on the Leadership Committee. Together they welcome Cara Chard, director of CityGrowers.org, who is in the studio to talk about Brooklyn Grange, an urban rooftop farm located in New York City that produces and ...

Regional Agriculture

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How can we ensure regional food security and land access? This week on Everything's On the Table, Erin Fairbanks is joined in the studio by guest co-host Challey Comer, Director of FARMroots at GrowNYC. To discuss distribution and wholesale of local food, Erin and Challey chat with Olivia Blanchflower of Greenmarket Co. Learn about new ...

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This week on Everything's On the Table, Erin Fairbanks talks public health with guest co-host Carolyn Zezima, President of NYC Foodscape. Tune in as Erin and Carolyn sit down with Devin Madden of The Partnership for a Healthier Manhattan. Tune in to learn about Devin's work fighting against the prevalence of chronic disease through an ...

Food Economy & Jobs

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This week on Everything's On the Table, HRN's Leah Eden discusses growing the food economy in NYC with guest co-hosts Benjamin Solotaire of Food Systems Network NYC and Mark Dunlea of the Hunger Action Network NYS. Tune in to hear Leah, Benjamin, and Mark talk with Nicholas Freudenberg of the NYC Food Policy Center at Hunter College about ...

Hunger in New York City

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This week's edition of Everything's On the Table takes on hunger in the city. HRN's Erin Fairbanks is joined by guest co-host Kate MacKenzie, the Director of Policy and Government Relations at City Harvest, a Food Systems Network NYC Leadership Comittee member, and Co-Chair of FSNYC's Goverance Committee. Erin and Kate are joined by a wealth ...

City Government & School Food

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Welcome to Everything's On the Table, a new weekly program produced by Food Systems Network NYC and HeritageRadioNetwork.org! Each week, hosts will examine the food policies that impact our everyday lives and that hang in the balance as New Yorkers go the polls this fall. This week, HRN's Erin Fairbanks is joined by guest co-hosts Ed Yowell, ...