Category: Food & Eating

Last Harvest Dinner to Benefit Healthy Food for All

Our final harvest dinner of the season — Just a Taste Restaurant with Bandwagon Brewpub and Bacchus Brewing Co. at West Haven Organic Farm in Ithaca, NY Sunday, November 6th. Reception 4:00PM Dinner 5:15PM Just A Taste is pulling out all the stops for the last Harvest Dinner of the season. Don’t miss this one-time menu […]

Category: The Big Picture

Tompkins County Collective Impact Initiatives

This past Monday, October 24th, five local Collective Impact initiatives presented their reports, detailing their highlights from their first-year of work.  These initiatives represent a range of supports and activities, with the shared goal of strengthening our community’s resources around the needs of children and families.  The initiatives range from supporting children’s development prenatally to […]

FDA Seeking Public Input on What “Healthy” Should Mean

Early this month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration officially began the process of revamping its decades-old definition of “healthy.” FDA is now seeking public input on what the term “healthy” should mean and how consumers understand the term when it’s applied to food labels. They are seeking comment generally, and as a nutrient content […]

2016 Young Farmers Conference

2016 Young Farmers Conference Wednesday, December 7, 2016 → more dates through December 9, 2016 Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Pocantico Hills, NY Every December, hundreds of beginning farmers from across the United States gather at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills, New York to learn from agricultural luminaries, peers, and […]

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Changing the National Food Policy Dialogue via “Food Policy Action!”

If you haven’t already, check out Food Policy Action, a 501c4 organization which dedicates its energy to promoting a sustainable food system through advocacy and education, and the publication of the National Food Policy Scorecard.  The scorecard keeps our legislators accountable since it rates them (in a positive or negative direction) on voting for or […]

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Smarter Lunchroom Findings

New Findings from the  Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition (BEN) suggest that making professional  development opportunities available to food service workers is key to  fostering   healthy food changes in school cafeterias. Specifically, the study conducted a survey to examine what sets “school innovators” apart. For more information about this study, connect […]

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Seminar: The Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation

The Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation – Networking for Change Monday, October 24, 2016 at 12:20pm to 1:10pm Plant Science Building, 404, Cornell University Casey Hoy, Faculty Director, InFACT, Kellogg Endowed Chair in Agricultural Ecosystems Management, The Ohio State University Horticulture Section seminar series. Via videoconference to A134 Barton in Geneva. Image Credit: Farm house-Dwelling and portable windmill of a […]

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Category: The Big Picture

How Secure is Our Food Supply in the Face of Climate Change? 

Thursday, October 13th  from 6 – 8:30 pm  at First Presbyterian Church, 315 N. Cayuga St, Ithaca Free & open to all; Free dinner provided! This community forum will start at 6 PM with an Ethiopian Dinner prepared by Addisu Gebre who is involved with the Cooperative Extension Food Entrepreneur Network.  At 6:30 PM, keynote speaker Mike Hoffman, Director […]