One part of a new national model, The New York City Regional Foodshed Initiative expands the preliminary analysis of the regional capacity to produce food and involves an in-depth examination of the local food production capacity of the New York City Metropolitan Region. The initiative incorporates localized land use, soil type, transportation infrastructure, and climatic conditions to assess production at several scales, as well as actual consumption data for New York City. Additionally, the Initiative allows for comparison of existing regional production and distribution with potential regional production and distribution to identify concrete possibilities for enhancing regional capacity.
Food Systems Network NYC has compiled a list of online resources for finding quality local cooking ingredients, eating out at local, farmer-friendly restaurants, getting involved in community gardening, and finding tools, resources, and support for becoming involved in food systems work.
A bibliogrpahy of English-Language Resources for the anthropology of food and nutrition.
A source for food exhibits, examination of food issues and resources, food history, food fun, food news on The FOOD Museum’s interactive Blog, answers to your food questions, and the museum’s favorite places and things, including restaurants, cafes, books, and films.
Ever wonder what foods the Vikings ate when they set off to explore the new world? How Thomas Jefferson made his ice cream? What the pioneers cooked along the Oregon Trail? Who invented the potato chip...and why? Welcome to the Food Timeline! Food history presents a fascinating buffet of popular lore and contradictory facts. Some people will tell you it's impossible to express this topic in exact timeline format. They are correct. Most foods we eat are not invented; they evolve.
The ASFS was founded in 1985, with the goals of promoting the interdisciplinary study of food and society. It has continued that mission by holding annual meetings; the first was in 1987 and since 1992, the meetings have been held jointly with the organization: Agriculture, Food & Human Values.
The OFRF's mission is to: sponsor research related to organic farming, disseminate research results to organic farmers and to growers interested in adopting organic production systems, and educate the public and decision-makers about organic farming issues.