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Food Professionals Protecting
Our Farms, Food & Water
From Fracking
Monthly archive December, 2011

Acclaimed Chef Restaurateur Mario Batali Signs on to Our Campaign

Critically acclaimed chef, restaurateur, award-winning author, and television personality Mario Batali has written to Governor Cuomo urging him to ban hydrofracking for natural gas in the farmlands and watersheds of New York State. Mario, with his business partner Joe Bastianich, has created a restaurant and culinary empire in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Singapore....

A Young Farmer Speaks Out

Severine von Tscharner Fleming is farmer, activist, and organizer based in the Hudson Valley. As a founder of the Greenhorns, Severine speaks for a generation of young farmers. Last week, as reported in Grist, she traveled to New York City to join forces with farmers and other food advocates on a march to Zuccotti Park,...

Daily News Calls for Caution When Fracking Near Our Water Supply

The extensive infrastructure — some of it built more than 100 years ago — that brings pure, unfiltered drinking water to 8 million people of NYC is one of the great engineering marvels of the world. Today’s Daily News’  lead editorial tells us why hydrofracking for natural gas anywhere near those fragile old pipes could...

“Chefs” Supporter Mark Ruffalo in the News

We ran into actor Mark Ruffalo last week at the DEC hearing on fracking held in NYC, and chatted with him and Gasland director Josh Fox. Today,  we see that Mark is making news again — in today’s New York Times Styles section.

Chefs for the Marcellus Founder Hilary Baum Weighs in at Public Hearing on Fracking

Where are we when we’re not organizing chefs?  Earlier this week, some of us were testifying at New York State’s final public hearing on fracking. Speaking of its  potential impact on New York’s farmers were Louise Johnson of SkyHill Farm, who talked about the highly vulnerable aquifers in her region;  Wenonah Hauter of Food & Water Watch who...

Save the Date, December 11: Book Signing by J Henry Fair

Photographer J Henry Fair is best known for his Industrial Scars series, in which he researches our world’s most egregious environmental disasters and creates images — often from the air — that are simultaneously stunning and horrifying. He has increasingly turned his attention to his own backyard, as  hydrofracking increasingly threatens the rural landscapes of Pennsylvania and...