The IATP Food and Society Fellows convened in New York last week along with New York media, policy-makers and colleagues in the Good Food movement for our second annual “Fresh Ideas for Our Food System” reception.
As covered this week by Food & Wine, Curt Ellis pulled up in the Truck Farm to help introduce FoodCorps--an AmeriCorps Farm to School and school garden program and one of the latest collaborative efforts of the fellows--alongside Deb Eschmeyer. Meanwhile, Nicole Betancourt launched Parent Earth, a website that creates and shares videos about food for families. See the Bon Appetit article about the launch here.
A major highlight of the evening was the premiere of One Penny More, a video supporting the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' Campaign for Fair Food. The campaign puts pressure on major corporate buyers -- companies such as Publix, Kroger, Trader Joe's and Wal-Mart -- to sign the CIW's "penny more per pound" agreements assuring improved wages and working conditions for Florida tomato pickers. The video was created by Shalini Kantayya in collaboration with Sean Sellers and the CIW.
See Fresh Ideas from all the IATP Food and Society Fellows here.