Round-up: Mayoral Candidate Forum on the Future of Food in NYC

 

Missed the Mayoral Candidate Forum on the Future of Food in NYC?

 

 

 

On July 17th, FSNYC and eleven of the city's other leading food systems and anti-hunger organizations co-hosted the Mayoral Candidate Forum on the Future of Food in NYC.

 

What a turnout! The Mayoral Forum attracted over 750 attendees, including representation from 12 co-host organizations and 76 partner organizations and groups. Over 1,300 viewers watched the event via livestream. And, the forums hastage, #NYCFoodForum, trended nationally on Twitter during the event! Catch-up below to find out what the candidates had to say...

  • Watch the archived video
  • Download the Co-Hosts' final press release
  • Download the official forum notes
  • Download the list of moderator-asked questions
  • Notable quotes:

"Its hard to imagine (the forum before) the last election or the one before that.  It's the growth of a movement that can attract the attention of politicians." Michael Pollan, The Wall Street Journal

"It surely marks the first time that...candidates have had to grapple publicly with food issues...(making) it clear that they had thought about these questions...The take home...New York City's food movement is strong enough to make ...candidates sit up, listen, and take food issues seriously." Marion Nestle, Food Politics