Bagels and de Blasio: Can New York’s Next Mayor Advance City Food Beyond Bloomberg?
Last week, Huffington Post featured writer Alison Rose Levy recapped the recent exciting and conversation-starting Talking Transition panels related to food justice, food economy and poverty/inequality, highlighting the importance of this unique time in the history of our city. Center co-director Janet Poppendieck’s contributions to the Talking Transition series were highlighted extensively:
“‘We have to thank outgoing Mayor Bloomberg for raising consciousness about the health consequences of what we eat,” Jan Poppendieck, a professor at Hunter College reminded foodies and food activists attending ‘the Future of Food Policy in the Post-Bloomberg Era.” The event, which featured NYC grass roots food organizations such as Just Food, the Brooklyn Food Coalition, the Food Chain Workers Alliance, and the New York City Community Garden Coalition took place at Talking Transitions, a huge glass enclosed “tent” in downtown Manhattan…'”
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There’s still time to RSVP for our next and last Food Policy for Breakfast Seminar of the Fall 2013 semester: