August 19, 2013
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Diversification in Long Island Farming Will Benefit All

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Long Island Food System Report CardAdelphi University’s Dr. Sarah Eichberg, the director of Vital Signs, a project that analyzes the social health of communities on Long Island, co-wrote an opinion piece that appeared in the Monday, August 19, 2013 edition of Newsday.   In the half page article, Dr. Eichberg and co-author Amy Engel, Executive Director of Sustainable Long Island discuss the recent release of the Long Island Food System Report Card, which they jointly produced. The report card assessed the region’s food system and the range of processes that keep our communities fed. They cover a variety of topics from the closing of local farms, rising food costs, and the instability of the overall economy; and they suggest solutions so that Long Island can expand its food production.  

“Our region’s food system is multidimensional, affecting our environment, economy and social life. It also shapes our culture, identity and sense of community. When it comes to food, we all have a stake,” wrote Eichberg and Engel.

» Click here to read the full op-ed article.

About Vital Signs

Vital Signs is an ongoing research initiative associated with Adelphi’s Center for Health Innovation, by collaborating with groups such as Sustainable Long Island their goal is to bring attention to social issues that affect our region.

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