Food + Tech Connect - The indispensable site of record for innovators working at the intersection of food and technology.

Grist.org - An essential source of intelligent, irreverent environmental news and commentary that’s been around since 1999; non-profit journalism covering climate, energy, food, cities, politics, business, green living, and the occasional adorable baby animal.

Inside Climate News - Pulitzer prize-winning, non-profit, non-partisan news organization that covers clean energy, carbon energy, nuclear energy and environmental science—plus the territory in between where law, policy and public opinion are shaped.

EWG AgMag - Food & farming coverage by Environmental Working Group


Since November 8th 2016 I've become even more motivated to devote time and energy to supporting civil and civic society in America. I encourage all New Yorkers to join Civic Hall, a one-of-a-kind collaboration center for the world’s civic innovators, a community space where social entrepreneurs, change-makers, government employees, hackers, academics, journalists, and artists share knowledge, build tools, and solve problems together. Membership includes what's now my ESSENTIAL MORNING READ, Civicist 1st Post by the CH team, including journalist & Personal Democracy Media founder Micah Sifry.

Full disclosure: Some of the links below may have expired!

New Yorkers Against Fracking - We won the ban on fracking, but our work is not done. Join us to ban harmful shale gas infrastructure in New York State, and fight for renewable energy & jobs in the Southern Tier
350.org and NextGenClimate - Solve the climate crisis now, this is the critical issue of our time
Alternet - Food - Inspiring action, journalism, and advocacy on the environment and more
Chefs Collaborative - A national chef network that's changing the sustainable food landscape
Civic Hall - A new civic innovation movement is on the rise, made up of people and organizations using technology, open data and networks to make their communities, cities and government work more effectively - Join now
Culinary Historians of New York - Sharing knowledge of how food has affected humans (and humans, food) since earliest times
Experimental Cuisine Collective - A working group of scholars, scientists, chefs, writers, journalists, performance artists, & more
Farm Camp at Flying Pigs Farm - Food service, food media, farm & food advocacy pros study the challenges & opportunities of agricultural production & distribution in the Northeast
Fenugreen - Amazingly simple, sustainable, food storage material that reduces waste
Five Acre Farms - Food grown and prepared <275 miles from where it's sold
Good Food Jobs - find yourself one!
Jimmy's No. 43 - Local beer & food mecca
Just Food - Connects communities & farms w/ resources & support to make fresh, locally grown food accessible to all New Yorkers
Kitchen Gardeners International
The Meat Market (Great Barrington, MA)
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC)
New American Tavern - A movement to build restaurant/bar/cafés for people who care about politics, current events and community
NY Tech Meetup - @NYTM is New York's truly awesome tech community - I've been a member (#212) since early days in 2005, and one of the first Leadership Circle (fka Annual Member Beta) supporters; we are now 42,000 strong (developers, investors, entrepreneurs, & more)
SNAPgardens - Did you know food stamps (SNAP) can be used for food-producing plants & seeds?
Slow Food NYC - Good, clean, and fair food for all New Yorkers
Slow Money Alliance
Slow Money NYC
Social Media Club NYC
Urban Ag Elist
Windowfarms - Vertical, hydroponic, modular, low-energy, high-yield edible indoor window gardens built using low-impact or recycled local material

Voices of Reason

Appetite for Profit - Michele Simon
Mark Bittman - Essential new opinion column in the New York Times
Civil Eats - Naomi Starkman and Paula Crossfield
FoodPolitics - Marion Nestle
Grist - Food - Tom Laskawy
Inside Climate News - Pulitzer Prize-winning website delivering essential environmental journalism, founded by David Sassoon
Michael Pollan - articles and writings

MUST-SEE Documentary Films

Food, Inc.
Trouble the Water