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Urban Food Policy Forum: Building a Food Movement in New York in the Age of Trump

  • CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy 55 West 125th Street New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

Part of our Urban Food Policy Forum series.

A new president and congress have threatened to repeal or weaken many of the accomplishments of the food justice movement won in the last two decades.  In the next few years, how can the food movement here in New York City find common ground and common goals with local and national environmental and labor movements, and the movements for immigrant rights, affordable housing and health care reform? What are the specific opportunities in New York City and State for developing common agendas across these movements to resist Trump initiatives that harm health? 


Mark Bittman and Local Food Leaders on Building a Food Movement in New York in the Age of Trump (Edible Manhattan) - May 24, 2017

Mark Bittman, food writer and former columnist for the New York Times will moderate a panel including:

Nicholas Freudenberg, Director, CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute

Amy Richards, Coordinator of the Partnership for a Healthier Queens at Make the Road

Charmaine Ruddock, Project Director, Bronx Health REACH

Philip Andrews, Director, Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union Workers Organizing Project


Readings on Impact of Trump Policies on Food and Other Issues in NYC and US

All the Terrifying Things That Donald Trump Did Lately  New York Magazine 4/28/2017

Donald Trump is taking on Michelle Obama's healthy food legacy, Vox 5/1/2017

Government’s food regressions: FDA and USDA, Food Politics 5/1/2017

Is the Trump administration a disaster or an opportunity for food policy? Food Dive 4/12/2017

Nutrition policy advocates fear cuts to food stamp program  NewsWorks, 5/3/2017

Trump and Food Safety: How the Industry Is Responding To Executive Orders, Food Online, 4/24/2017

Trump’s Budget Would Set Food System Progress Back Generations, Civil Eats, 3/23/2017

Trump Executive Order Promises to Slash Farm Regulations  Civil Eats, 5/8/2017

Trump’s Travel Bans Could Cost NYC $1.4 Billion in International Tourism, Council Estimates  Observer 4/20/2017

Readings on Building a Food Movement in New York City and the Nation

The Bay Area Food Movement Tackles Trump, CUESA, 3/30/2017

Fighting Trump, One Delicious Meal at a Time  Civil Eats 4/7/2017

Food and More: Expanding the Movement for the Trump Era, Civil Eats, 1/16/2017

Food Justice in the Age of Trump: Priorities for NYC Advocates  CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute, 12/10/2016

In Trump’s America, Navigating a Path for a Progressive National Food Strategy Civil Eats, 4/18/2017

Trump win redefines “local” for the food movement, The New Food Economy, 12/6/2016

The Resistance Manual


Food and Water Watch

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