Students, Faculty Break Ground on Urban Farm Lab

By Hannah Smith-Drelich It was only when the team of student gardeners began rolling out a semi-transparent green fence around the northern side of Houston Street that the pedestrians took note. “What are you doing in there?” asked an old lady, peering through the fence at the orderly rows of dirt. “Well, we’ve got herbs [...]

Marion Nestle Honored at Library Collection Naming


By Dana Mortell Students, faculty and members of the public packed into NYU’s Fales Library last Thursday to celebrate the naming of the Marion Nestle Food Studies Collection. At the ceremony, Marion Nestle, the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health was honored by friends and colleagues. Speakers included Mary Brabek, Marian [...]

Bringing Cultures of Production into Food Studies By Matthew Hoffman


Is food systems a purely production-based process? Or does culture play a vital role in its existence?