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Sustainability Advocate Michel Nischan Is The James Beard Humanitarian Of The Year

Top honors after 30 years of advocacy
Jan 27, 2015 2:30 pm

We're obviously big fans of Michel Nischan here at Food Republic. Back in 2012, we devoted an entire week to stories deemed important enough by the Westport, CT-based chef, who is widely regarded as a pioneer in the sustainable food movement. Now, we're happy to report that another organization is duly celebrating Nischan's important work. On Monday, the James Beard Foundation named Nischan its Humanitarian of the Year for 2015.

$31.5 Million Subsidies Aim To Make Farmers Markets More Accessible

Michel Nischan explains impact of new grants to NPR
Oct 6, 2014 12:00 pm

It may go down as one of the great and unfair paradoxes of our time: Just as we realize the health benefits of eating more seasonally and locally, the price of doing so becomes nearly impossible for all but the wealthiest Americans. This doesn't have to add up to a lost cause, however. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced a new $31.5 million program will help double the value of SNAP benefits when used at farmers markets. How will this help, and is there any controversy attached? Listen to this NPR Salt Chat with Michel Nischan. 

Bill Clinton On Being A Vegan, Soda Ban Defeated (Again)

All the food politics news you need to know
Aug 2, 2013 9:00 am

Bloomberg vows to keep fighting for soda ban, NYC doctors now prescribing fruits and vegetables and the Indian government defends use of hazardous pesticides and more after the jump.

Linton Hopkins Says Cheeseburgers Are Not The Enemy

The Atlanta-based Beard winner on better food
Jun 20, 2012 1:01 pm

We shared a breakfast pizza with Linton Hopkins and found out that this Southern chef is THE MAN. Read on for an in-depth conversation with the man behind Atlanta's Eugene and Holeman & Finch, but also a serious activist for good good with some amazing things to say.

Senate Farm Bill Benefits Nutrition

Why groups like Wholesome Wave approve of the bill
May 1, 2012 11:01 am
Sen. Stabenow

Last Thursday, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), and Ranking Member Pat Roberts (R-KS) unveiled their 900-page revision of the farm bill for the Senate Ag committee’s vote. At least $23 billion in cuts are expected in this year's farm bill and at stake is funding for local food programs, nutrition (like food stamps) and conservation. 

Nischan, Nestle Weigh In On Food Deserts

A Times article spawns a heated debate on obesity
Apr 19, 2012 11:01 am

Gina Kolata’s recent article in The New York Times posited that the correlation between food deserts (urban or rural areas that lack access to healthy food) and obesity is not as pronounced as has been publicized. We get reaction from food politics heavyweights Michel Nischan and Dr. Marion Nestle.

Joining Bloggers To Take On Hunger

A virtual meet up tackles food's political side
Apr 11, 2012 10:58 am

Read Our Profile: Wholesome Wave: Michel Nischan's 2nd Act

Our friends at Food Network are busy again connecting us with our blogger colleagues for yet another cyber get together. But...

Photo Gallery: Inside Dressing Room

Behind the scenes at Nischan's Westport bistro
Jan 12, 2012 11:01 am

As part of Michel Nischan Week, we asked photographer Sam Horine to head up to Westport, Connecticut to spend an afternoon with the staff on Nischan’s farm-to-table restaurant Dressing Room—A Homegrown Restaurant, a project he took on after he befriended the great actor/philanthropist Paul Newman


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