Last week I attended a panel about biodynamic and organic agriculture and its influence on the wine industry. Roger Cohen's recent op-ed in the New York Times was a hot topic -- the one in which he enthusiastically (and myopically) applauded a study by Stanford University that concluded organic food ... More >>
Little Seizures are a one-yearish-old band populated by roughly 80%, uh, wizened local punk veterans. Their howling and chutzpah heave out like a bunch of brats, though, and it's especially evident on their brand-new 7" "Pizza Punk," which bounces around with Johnny Thunders-like riffs, Angry Samoan ... More >>
Since the Citizens United decision, realpolitik has accepted the harsh reality in which a corporation has the same pedestal in our democratic elections as an ordinary Joe Schmoe. And, as a financial hub in America and abroad, New York has transformed into a politically charged Gotham; its corporate ... More >>
Dan Deacon is one of several big name musicians playing a free concert in Union Square tomorrow at 4 p.m. We spoke to him recently about why Occupy Wall Street resonates with him and why he considers himself a political artist.
Village Voice: You're playing a free show in Union Square for May Day, ... More >>
A U.S. District Court hearing in downtown New York today could determine the eventual fate of several organic farmers from across the country, including some in upstate New York.
The hearing centered on a "pre-emptive" suit led by the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGTA), against agr ... More >>
Blenheim Hill FarmAlthough plenty of chefs are turning to urban rooftop farms for their produce these days, the owners of Smörgas Chef have taken things one step further: they've opened their own farm, one that isn't part of the New York City skyline.
Victoria BekiempisSaigon's version, with rubber band "extra" removed.
Banh mi has quite a rep -- for being a gutbuster on the mean streets of Saigon and New York. Pickled carrot and radish slivers, cilantro, cucumber slices, pâté, grilled meat, and occasionally cheese burst out of a French ... More >>
Oh, Monsanto!"To me, using GMO crops is like making love to a toxic blow-up doll every night."
--Fourth-generation farmer Eric Herm, explaining to Leonard Lopate earlier today why he has no plans to use genetically modified crops on his Texas farm.
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Alfalfa: Not yet genetically modifiedThe U.S. Supreme Court, which has nearly hacked Miranda to death, may very well swing its scythe at environmentalists and consumers. The court's making noises as if it will strike down the current ban on Monsanto's genetically engineered, pesticide-resistant alfa ... More >>
Sunday suppers are replacing brunch as the most important social meal of the weekend. Red Sauce Nights at Hearth, Domenica in Famiglia at Trattoria Cinque, and Sunday Supper at Northern Spy are leading the trend.
Tom Mylan fears the people who go to butchering parties just because ... More >>
When bad companies are good employers.In the latest issue of Fortune Magazine, agricultural mega-corp Monsanto is named among the "100 Best Companies to Work For," an annual list. The company was recognized for its excellent retirement plans, onsite fitness centers and employee wellness progr ... More >>
Roman food is the latest Italian cuisine trend in New York. While Tuscan reigned supreme for years, several new places serving Roman-inspired dishes have opened recently.
According to the U.S. Agriculture Department, 2009 was a record year for the corn crop with 13.151 billion bus ... More >>