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"Food Revolution" - All New Special

Changing the Way We Think About Food

From Farm to Table, There’s A New Model
for Growing, Buying and Relating to Food

New Special Returns Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Innovative models for growing, buying and relating to food are showcased in FOOD REVOLUTION, a half-hour special hosted by Carol Anne Riddell, returning Wednesday, April 23 (2014) at 10:30am and 3:30pm, and Saturday, April 26 at 5:30pm on CUNY TV.

It is also available for viewing 24/7 on our website.

CUNY TV is broadcast in the tri-state area over-the-air on digital Ch. 25.3, and cablecast in the five boroughs of New York City on Ch. 75 (Time Warner and Optimum), Ch. 77 (RCN) and Ch. 30 (Verizon FiOS).

Bill Halsey, 12th-Generation Farmer in Watermill, NY

From farm to table, FOOD REVOLUTION reports on new relationships between small or family farms and the consumer. Glynwood Farm in Cold Spring, NY, sells locally, maintains strong community ties, and provides economic and distribution expertise to other farms in the Northeast. Halsey’s Green Thumb in Watermill, NY is a 12-generation family farm that moved to all-organic farming in 1990.

Addressing potential consumer misunderstanding over foods labeled organic or natural, Wahida Karmally, DrPH and nutritionist with Columbia University, defines the terms, and discusses new enforcement standards.

Sunset Park CSA

How fresh food is getting into the hands of families, particularly in urban settings, is changing, too. Community Supported Agriculture is a new funding & distribution model – consumers buy shares in a local CSA to which regional farmers provide seasonal crops. FOOD REVOLUTION visits the Sunset Park and Crown Heights CSAs and meets with representatives from Just Food and Corbin Hill Food Project, groups that link farms together with urban communities.

Fresh Food at a Farmers Market

The food then makes it way to places like New York City’s 125th Street Farmers’ Market, CSAs in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park and Crown Heights,

Northeast Kingdom restaurant Blackboard

restaurants like Brooklyn’s Northeast Kingdom that offers a farm-to-table seasonal menu, and even to PS 11 in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood, where third-graders keep chickens and have their own farmers market.

Models of Futuristic Vertical Farms

As for the future of farming, Dickson Despommier, PhD, author of The Vertical Farm: Feeding the World in the 21st Century, offers vertical and soil-free solutions to feeding a global population that will reach 9 billion by 2050.

For FOOD REVOLUTION – Correspondents are Andrew Falzon, Mike Gilliam, Dr. Max Gomez, Lisa Beth Kovetz, and Tinabeth Piña. Segment Producers are Ari Goldberg and Tom Ginocchio. Executives in Charge of Production are Susan Iger and Gail R. Yancosek. Executive Producer is Robert Isaacson.