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Our Everyday Food Worker Heroes

Joann Lo | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business
Joann Lo

These days, super heroes are all the rage, it seems. Most have supernatural powers to do good in the world. But we have people in our food system who don't need super powers to do good in the world -- they're our everyday food worker heroes.

Searching for Spring

Liz Neumark | Posted 06.07.2014 | Taste
Liz Neumark

Is there anyone in the Northeast who feels like winter hasn't been long enough, cold enough or sufficiently snowy? In the past 3 weeks I finally esca...

The Call of the CSA

Liz Neumark | Posted 06.08.2013 | New York
Liz Neumark

Just Food has been working on New York City CSAs since 1996 -- and in that time has established over 100 CSAs throughout the city.

Great Things Happen in Small Gatherings!

Liz Neumark | Posted 10.04.2012 | New York
Liz Neumark

Last week Just Food and The Sylvia Center brought together over 200 New Yorkers in a series of meals hosted in homes around the city, reminiscent of how families and neighborhoods came together around the table for generations.

Keeping It Simple -- Simply Impossible

Liz Neumark | Posted 09.16.2012 | New York
Liz Neumark

Our fast paced world directs us to move quickly and efficiently by keeping life simple. From fast easy meals to email correspondence with abbreviations, we are encouraged to succeed in multi-tasking by streamlining work or personal efforts.

Meatless Monday: Hearts, Minds And James McWilliams

Ellen Kanner | Posted 08.04.2012 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Health, the environment, ethics, animal rights, because you want a hot bod, because it makes you feel good about yourself. They're all reasons to go ...

So Much More Than 'Just Food'

Liz Neumark | Posted 04.28.2012 | Home
Liz Neumark

Being surrounded by hundreds of creative and inquisitive individuals, united in a love for food, sharing and social justice is a unique experience. For 2 days, it felt like with just a little more effort, we could all change the world. One meal at a time.

Blessed Meat

Ali Berlow | Posted 02.26.2012 | Religion
Ali Berlow

It was truly blessed meat. Over every animal held in arms and slaughtered, a prayer was said as the swift, sharp deed of taking life in sacrifice was made.

Why the Farm Bill Matters

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.15.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Amy Blankstein of Just Food, a non-profit that turns "food deserts" (i.e., neighborhoods underserved by supermarkets and other food ...

Just Food's Let Us Eat Local: Where Sustainability And Good Food Are Stars

Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Katherine Goldstein

What's so inspiring about combining a love for food with a passion for the environment is that you can see, feel and taste your values -- you can put your money where your mouth is.

Just Food ... and a Few Hard Truths

Isabel Cowles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Isabel Cowles

According to James McWilliams, author of Just Food, supporting small-scale farms and eating close to the source are only minor gestures in what must be a complex, global re-examination of food production and distribution.

From Grassroots to Mountaintops

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Neumark

Joan Dye Gussow - the matriarch of the modern-day food movement; the educator and activist who transformed the discussion about nutrition and health f...

Breaking the Barriers

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Neumark

A watershed event for the local food shed -- the second annual NYC Food and Climate Summit -- was convened on Saturday.

NYC Climate Summit Puts the Focus on Food

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kerry Trueman

We could find true prosperity, improve our health, and fight global warming all at once. How? By transforming the way we produce, distribute, consume and dispose of our food.

How Can You Reduce NYC's Climate "Foodprint"?

Jacquie Berger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jacquie Berger

When most of us think about climate change, the first thing that comes to mind are switching our light bulbs or riding a bike to work, but it turns out that deciding what to eat for dinner can be of much greater consequence.

James McWilliams' Over-Hyped and Undercooked Anti-Locavore Polemic

Stephanie Paige Ogburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stephanie Paige Ogburn

The problem with McWilliams' argument is its irrelevance. To devote an entire book to debunking the impulse to eat closer to home doesn't address the points raised by food and farm activists.

Why Does McWilliams Lambast Locavores When His Real Beef Is With Meat Eaters?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

Sandwiched between the caricatures of loco locavores and McWilliams' hey-ho-GMO cheerleading, lies the meat of the matter; we can't go on eating animals like this.

The Secret (and Illegal) Life of Bees

Liz O'Neill Dennison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Liz O'Neill Dennison

A dynamic group of urban-agricultural enthusiasts gathered in New York to celebrate the fourth day of Pollinator Week 2009.