Archive for March 2011

with Sarah Gross and Nira

Sarah Gross, founder of the charitable vegan chocolate company Rescue Chocolate teamed up with Nira Paliwoda, fellow foodie and event planner, to create the premiere NYC Vegetarian Food Festival. Foodies, locavores, vegetarians, vegans, flexitarians, and those who simply want to find out more about living a healthy, sustainable lifestyle, this is the festival for you! Vegetarian food companies, restaurants, and health and wellness vendors will congregate in New York City to celebrate the delight of vegetarian food and cruelty-free living for the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival. The festival will feature food sampling and meals from New York City’s top vegetarian restaurants and food companies, vegetarian/animal welfare information tables, a raffle benefiting Empty Cages Collective and live entertainment and activities throughout the day. With free admission and free samples, it has never been a better time to see for yourself what the vegetarian buzz is about. Where: The Altman Building, 135 West 18th Street (Between 6th and 7th Avenues), when: April 3, 10-6.

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with Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s latest cookbook is Appetite for Reduction: 125 Fast and Filling Low-Fat Vegan Recipes. Her previous titles include Veganomicon, Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar, Vegan Brunch, and Vegan with a Vengeance. She lives in Omaha, NE. Visit her recently re-launched website, The Post Punk Kitchen, at www.theppk.com.

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Animal Factory

16Mar11

David Kirby is the author of Animal Factory which came out in paperwork today. David Kirby has been a regular contributor to the Huffington Post since its founding in 2005, has been a professional journalist for over 15 years. Kirby has also written for a number of national magazines. In addition, Kirby was a foreign correspondent in Mexico and Central America from 1986-1990, where he covered the wars in El Salvador and Nicaragua, and covered politics, corruption and natural disasters in Mexico. He has also done extensive consulting with the United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Report Office. Kirby also worked in politics, medical research and public relations. He worked for New York City Council President Carol Bellamy as a special assistant for healthcare, cultural affairs and civil rights, followed by employment as chief scheduler to Manhattan Borough President David N. Dinkins. He also was a senior staff adviser to Dinkins’ successful 1989 run for Mayor of New York City. From 1990-1993, Kirby was Director of Public Information at the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR), where he acted as press spokesman for Chairwoman Elizabeth Taylor, and witnessed first-hand the inner workings of Congress, the White House and powerful Federal agencies like the FDA, CDC and NIH. Kirby also wrote the award-winning New York Times bestseller, EVIDENCE OF HARM: Mercury in Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic – A Medical Controversy. Evidence of Harm sparked a national debate in private homes, leading universities and the halls of Congress, and Kirby has appeared on such venues as Meet the Press, Larry King Live, The Today Show, Imus in the Morning, Montel Williams, Air America, and dozens of local radio and television stations. Kirby has also been interviewed by or reviewed outlets such as The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Associated Press, Financial Times, Bloomberg, Newsday, The Lancet, Salon.com and more.

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Our Food System

09Mar11

with Phil Howard, PhD

Dr. Howard teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Community, Food and Agriculture, as well as a graduate course in Research Methods as an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University. His research focuses on the 'food system.' The food system involves all of the steps required to produce food and get it to our plates–from farming and processing to distribution and consumption. His work includes project involving food consolidation, ecolables and food environments. He earned a PhD in Rural Sociology from the University of Missouri in 2002, and conducted postdoctoral research at the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems at the University of California, Santa Cruz from 2002 until 2006.

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