NEW YORK CITY — Throngs of commuters jostling each other on sidewalks and on sardine-can subway trains are a thing of the recent past, and at least some residents hope it will be a returning thing of the near future.
A group of New York City teens grew enough food in an indoor hydroponic farm to feed more than 2,000 students at lunch, with the help of a Whole Kids Foundation partnership with Teens for Food Justice.
Several produce-related companies on the cutting edge of technology and sustainability made Thrives’s Top 50 listings of AgTech and FoodTech, announced by SVG Ventures at the Agricultural Outlook Forum.
With annual microbial testing showing corrugated cartons are consistently safe, paper packaging advocate Fibre Box Association touts paper-based packaging as both safe and sustainable for fresh produce.
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate why produce-grower prices have stayed stagnant or declined while prices have increased along the supply chain.
Matt Wells, director of field services of New York Apple Sales, Glenmont, N.Y., has been selected to participate in an intensive leadership development program for New York State’s food and agricultural industry.
NEW YORK — Some of the state's fresh produce industry leaders say the proposed New York Farm Laborer Fair Labor Practices Act will hurt the agricultural industry, but they are relieved for a bit of compromise.