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Announcement :: Environment
NYC IMC Call for Articles on the Food System
14 Jul 2005
For two years running, The Indypendent has won more awards for outstanding reporting from the New York Independent Press Association than any other paper. We are soliciting articles around the themes of problems of the global food production network and locally based alternatives.

Articles can be in the form of reporting, opinion pieces, interviews, features, first person, historical, anthropological, sociological, reviews, etc.

Topics can include, but are not limited to:
*Distribution networks, from global monopolies to producer-based cooperatives
*The costs and effects of monoculture farming on the environment and society
*Different models for sustainable agriculture—permaculture, biodynamic, organic, etc. We’re especially looking for interviews with small-scale farmers, comparing and contrasting different systems and feasibility.
*How people eat, how different cultures approach food preparation and consumption
*Profiles and/or analysis of different sectors of food workers, particularly migrant/immigrant labor
*Government and agribusiness, how public resources are used to fund large-scale, private business
*Women’s role in agriculture
*Food coops, looking at different types, possibilities and problems
*Fair trade agriculture products
*Anything related to genetically modified organisms
*Food diversity, seed banks
*Food and health issues
*Energy usage and food production
*Distribution challenges for small producers
*Reviews of books, movies, magazines about food

Submission guidelines:
Length: 400-1500 words. Articles over this length will not be considered.
Deadline: Wednesday, July 27
Email articles only both as text in body of email and as an MS Word attachment to:
imc-nyc-print (at)
Include your name, phone number and email.

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