Earlier this month, Institute Director Nick Freudenberg wrote a guest post for the City University of London's blog, Dispatches from the Centre for Food Policy. The focus of the post was a summary of the Institute's recent report, Food Policy in New York City Since 2008: Lessons for the Next Decade.
By Nicholas Freudenberg, Director CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute
This commentary seeks to encourage food policy advocates and the food justice movement to consider an appropriate role for litigation in reforming food systems in this era. The following Q and As summarize some of what we need to know to engage in that discussion.
Institute faculty leadership Nevin Cohen, Nicholas Freudenberg, and professor emerita Jan Poppendieck recently published an essay on food policy in spring 2017 volume of the Journal of Food Law & Policy. The essay, “Food Justice in the Trump Era: Priorities for Urban Food Advocates,” discusses the future of food policy under the Trump administration.
In a new case study published in the Journal of Urban Health, Afia Bediako, Tracey Capers, and Aysu Kirac from Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (Restoration) and Michele Silver and Nicholas Freudenberg from the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute analyzed the role Restoration has played in changing food environments in Central Brooklyn.
This post also appears on Civil Eats. A recent discussion of how to unite food activists in New York City with the larger Trump resistance offers lessons and tools to create positive change everywhere.
By Mark Bittman and Nicholas Freudenberg
Nicholas Freudenberg, director of the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute and Distinguished Professor of Public Health, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, and Alyshia Galvez, Associate Professor, Lehman College, have written an op-ed appearing in the Dallas News asserting that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has led to dramatic changes in health in Mexico.
On April 27, CUNY Urban Public Health Institute Director Nicholas Freudenberg gave the keynote talk at the 2017 Brooklyn Food, Fitness and Faith Summit. The event, which brought together more than 120 faith leaders from Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan, was sponsored by the Borough of Brooklyn Interfaith Advisory Group and the Office of Faith Based Initiatives of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Center for Health Equity.