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Monthly archive November, 2012
Elizabeth Royte, “Fracking Our Food Supply”, Nation Magazine

Elizabeth Royte, “Fracking Our Food Supply”, Nation Magazine

“In Louisiana, seventeen cows died after an hour’s exposure to spilled fracking fluid. (Most likely cause of death: respiratory failure.)… In western Pennsylvania, an overflowing waste pit sent fracking chemicals into a pond and a pasture where pregnant cows grazed: half their calves were born dead. The following year’s animal...
Chefs for the Marcellus at Tarrytown Farmers Market

Chefs for the Marcellus at Tarrytown Farmers Market

We’ll be with Riverkeeper at the Tarrytown Farmers Market tomorrow 8:30 am – 1:00 pm, talking to folks about fracking and food.  Stop by and say hello.  LEARN MORE
If Restaurants Got Same Breaks as Big Oil & Gas ...

If Restaurants Got Same Breaks as Big Oil & Gas …

Ohio restaurateur Christine Hughes has made a video that points out, that “the restaurant industry industry is a bigger part of the American economy than the entire oil, gas and tar sands industry.”  Yet restaurants — unlike drillers for oil and gas — are not exempt from  laws that keep Americans safe. Watch the video at...

How Are Our Member/Supporters Doing Post-Sandy?

We want to hear from our members who have been affected by Sandy.  Check our Facebook page for timely updates. Here’s what we’ve heard so far: Northern Spy Foods tweets that it’s having a grilling party tonight, and will open for brunch tomorrow. Gramercy Tavern tweets  that it’s reopening tonight. The Green Table got power back...
A Post-Sandy Check-In With 'Chefs' Founder Jimmy Carbone

A Post-Sandy Check-In With ‘Chefs’ Founder Jimmy Carbone

Jimmy Carbone, a Chefs for the Marcellus founder, and owner of Jimmy’s No. 43 on the Lower East Side, writes on his website,  “we have been really hurt by Hurricane Sandy and the subsequent loss of power.”  Many know about Jimmy’s  legendary generosity. We think back to how he stepped up after Hurricane Irene, to...