A child of the Catskills (and of Yoko Ono and John Lennon), Sean Lennon published an impassioned Op-Ed piece in the New York Times that has everyone talking. READ IT HERE. If you agree with Sean that Governor Cuomo shouldn’t allow fracking in our foodshed, please join our campaign.
“The Catskills are perched on the threshold of perhaps the greatest food-marketing opportunity in North America,” reports On Earth. ”Less than three hours away are 22 million stomachs and many thousands of foodies happy to pay $8.59 a pound for Bourbon Red turkey raised within commuting distance. Perhaps even more important for the region are the thousands of city institutions — schools, hospitals, prisons, senior centers, and shelters — looking to feed their constituents food that’s fresher and more sustainably grown…” READ THE FULL ARTICLE and then let Governor Cuomo know that fracking in upstate New York would destroy this golden opportunity.
Governor Cuomo recently held a highly publicized yogurt summit upstate New York. According to the New York Times report, he touted the manufacture of yogurt as one of the rare bright spots in the state’s economy. He’s overlooking one thing, though: if he goes ahead with his plan to allow fracking in dairy country, where the milk for that yogurt comes from, there’s a dim future for yogurt and other kinds of farming and food production in the state. Please write to the Governor today and tell him that as a food professional, you oppose fracking in our food shed.