Check out these news bits on your lunch break!
- As evidence that thinkers like Michael Pollan and movements like Slow Food are having an impact, the Times reports that the newly formed U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, made up of the largest agricultural groups in the country, has launched Food Dialogues, a series of panel discussions about agriculture in the United States. Look for updates and thoughts on Twitter at #foodd (“d” for “debate”!).
- The Times reports on the innovate ways Upstate NY farmers are bouncing back, slowly, after the devastation of Hurricane Irene.
- Mark Bittman shares his excitement for the potential of the Slow Food movement to raise awareness about low-cost ways to have tasty, fresh, home-cooked meals.
- The Global Impact Investing Network announced that they are making a capital investment of $25 million in the small-to-medium-scale agricultural sector in sub-Saharan Africa.