I’m speaking with Fabio Parasecoli about his new book, Gastronativism: Food, Identity, Politics, at the Museum of the City of New York at a session chaired by Krishnendu Ray at 6:30 pm. Information is here and the ticketing link is here. This is a preview of the museum’s forthcoming exhibit, Food in New York: Bigger Than the Plate (opening September 16) and is co-presented by MOFAD (Museum of Food and Drink).
Manhattan’s sustainable food system?
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, who is clearly serious about sustainable food issues, just issued a new report: FoodNYC: A Blueprint for a Sustainable Food System.
Here are some of its goals:
- Promote urban agriculture
- Connect upstate and Long Island farms with downstate consumers
- Increase the sale and consumption of regionally grown foods
- Increase the number of “alternative” food markets, indoors and outdoors.
- Require a food curriculum in public schools
- Support large-scale and small-scale composting
- Increase access to drinking water fountains
- Support the rights of farm workers
- Create a Department of Food and Markets
If Manhattan can do this, other boroughs (and cities) can do this too! Let’s do what we can to help Mr. Stringer make these work!