The Educated Eater: What’s Behind the Label?
Wollman Hall at The New School (66 West 12th St., 5th Fl., Manhattan)
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Our decisions about food are governed by factors including taste, price, and concerns about ethics and safety. The way food has been grown or raised and processed is a central concern for many consumers. In this event, a panel of Greenmarket farmers address the technical and practical meanings of labels like “organic,” “natural,” and “hormone free” and explain how small family farms make decisions about growing practices and obtaining popular certifications such as “Certified Naturally Grown” and “Organic.” Speakers include Alice Varon, Executive Director of Certified Naturally Grown; Cheryl Rogowski of Rogowski Farm; John Gorzynski of Gorzynski Ornery Farm; and Andrew Gunther, Director of Animal Welfare Approved. Co-sponsored by the New School Food Studies program and GrowNYC.