Bloomberg was the first mayor to create an office of food policy. But concerns over the production and distribution of food in the city have long been of central importance. This panel will explore that history and evaluate present and future needs.
Gergley Baics (Barnard) will speak about his new book, exploring the deregulation of New York's public food markets in the early 1800s. Marion Nestle (NYU) will report on the late Joy Santlofer's new book Food City: Four Centuries of Food-Making in New York (for which she provided a foreword) and her own work on the politics of food. Nick Freudenberg, Director of the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute, will discuss food policy issues facing the city. Mark Bittman of the New York Times will moderate.
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