Category: The Big Picture

Study: Modern European genes may favor vegetarianism

by Krishna Ramanujan This article originally appeared in the Cornell Chronicle. A Cornell study, published May 26 in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution, describes how shifts in diets in Europeans after the introduction of farming 10,000 years ago led to genetic adaptations that favored the dietary trends of the time. Before the Neolithic revolution that […]

Category: The Big Picture

Do you know of a community program that could use free food?

From Friendship Donations Network: Do you know of a community program that could use free food? Friendship Donations Network is Ithaca’s food rescue organization. We rescue fresh, nutritious food that​ ​would otherwise be thrown away from stores and farms and redistribute it to neighbors in need throughout Tompkins County and beyond. We provide food donations […]

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Friendship Donations Network on WRFI

From the WRFI Human Rights Show: Meaghan Sheehan Rosen and Art Pearce from the Friendship Donations Network (FDN) talk about how the organization is rescuing surplus food and distributing it to food pantries and other sites across the county. Every year they distribute 500,000 pounds of food in Tompkins County and every week this services […]

Category: Food & Eating

Free Food in Ithaca and Tompkins County

Announcement from the Friendship Donations Network: Friendship Donations Network (FDN) provides fresh produce, breads, desserts, dairy and groceries to the programs listed at the following link: https://friendshipdonations.org/programs/ Printer-friendly version available here. Friendship Donations Network rescues fresh, nutritious food that would otherwise be thrown away from stores and farms and redistributes it to neighbors in need. We provide food donations to hunger relief programs […]

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Tompkins County Local Food System Leads: Can it Grow?

Tompkins County’s farm to table movement began over 40 years ago. Monika Roth, Agriculture Program Leader for Cornell Cooperative Extension and adviser to Ithaca Farmer’s Market, is an expert on the local food system which rose from this movement. In her paper presentation given on May 13th at the Farm to Plate Conference, Roth gave […]

Category: Food & Eating

Local Farm Offers Recipe Box Solutions

Press release from Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce: When local organic farmer Anton Burkett started a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm nearly 20 years ago, little did he know that the concept would grow to inspire not only a recipe box solution sourced from the Finger Lakes region, but also make a difference in the […]

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Reimagine a post-capitalistic world, says author Raj Patel

On Friday, author and professor Raj Patel spoke to more than 100 people during Ithaca’s first Farm to Plate Conference at The Space @ GreenStar. Just a few minutes in, he projected an image of Christopher Columbus on the screen with a quote, “I believe that there are many herbs and many trees that are worth much in Europe […]

Category: Food & Eating

Local Cooking Show: Dads Can Cook Too

Nathan Reimer is not just the tech support guru for Hot Potato Press, he’s also a local dad and creator of the live stream cooking show “Dads Can Cook Too.” Last week’s show demonstrated how to cook gluten-free White Bean and Hominy Chicken Chili. How does it work? Nathan says: “Every Sunday I’ll post a recipe […]