Changes to the school lunch program have promoted some protests such as the We Are Hungry video we linked ot last week. In response, here's a great post at School Meals that Rock that gets at the real issues - breakfast and recess - changes we need to see at our school.
Consumer Reports has studied arsenic levels in rice including baby food-- and it's disturbing although not as bad as apple juice. Read the Washington Post coverage including the FDA's response and how you can limit your own intake. (Then talk to your kids about not taking the apple juice served as part of our school's lunch, too.) For more information on reducing your family's exposure, read this article from the Environmental Working Group.
Oct. 24 is Food Day - a nationwide movement in support of healthy, affordable, sustainable food - and this year's theme is Eat Real. Want to check your own diet to see how it rates in terms of nutrition and it's impact on the environment? Take the Eat Real quiz.
The WSJ had a great article on affordable farming -- in the Hamptons.
It doesn't look like we are going to get a Farm Bill this year. Find out why it's important and how it will impact the food you eat.
The American Museum of Natural History's lecture series "The Global Kitchen" has been posted as a series of podcasts on their website.
Minimart is Sunday! Don't miss it!
The Queens County Farm Museum will host their annual Apple Festival Sunday at 11am.
On Saturday the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture hosts its popular Harvest Fest.
Next Tuesday - Food on Film Continues at Huntington Cinema Arts
Sushi: The Global Catch -- Tuesday, October 9 at 7:30pm
Guest Speaker: To Be Announced
Sushi is more popular than ever, and no fish is more beloved by connoisseurs than Blue Fin Tuna, but that fish and many other favorites are in danger of being over-fished to extinction. This fascinating new documentary explores how we can all enjoy this delicacy and preserve the ocean.