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How Great Cities Are Fed takes an in-depth look at 21st-century urban food systems and how they have changed – or haven’t – over the past 100 years. Inspired by the 1929 book of the same title, this series brings both contemporary and historical perspectives to the table for fresh and gritty discussions of topics like refrigeration, foodsheds, transportation, and “the middlemen.” Tune in each month to hear nationally renowned food system consultant Karen Karp and co-host Ben Kerrick of Karen Karp & Partners joined by guest experts and friends from the food sector as they delve into the issues and hidden workings of how our great cities are fed. To learn more about Karen Karp & Partners, please visit kkandp.com.

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How Great Cities Are Fed takes an in-depth look at 21st-century urban food systems and how they have changed – or haven’t – over the past 100 years. Inspired by the 1929 book of the same title, this series brings both contemporary and historical perspectives to the table for fresh and gritty discussions of topics like refrigeration, foodsheds, transportation, and “the middlemen.” Tune in each month to hear nationally renowned food system consultant Karen Karp and co-host Ben Kerrick of Karen Karp & Partners joined by guest experts and friends from the food sector as they delve into the issues and hidden workings of how our great cities are fed. To learn more about Karen Karp & Partners, please visit kkandp.com.

    Episode 9: Food Waste

    Episode 9: Food Waste

    On this episode of How Great Cities Are Fed, Karen Karp and Ben Kerrick explore the changing realities of food waste. There has been a significant expansion in the amount of food waste since Hedden’s book was published in 1929. Today, we waste about 40% of our food in the U.S. - but the government recently announced that it wants to cut that in half by the year 2030. Join Karen, Ben, and their guests for a discussion of how we might get there. Guests on this episode include:

    JoAnne Berkenkamp, Natural Resources Defense Council
    Dominika Jarosz, Feedback / Feeding the 5000
    Christine Datz-Romero, Lower East Side Ecology Center
    Gena McKinley, Austin Resource Recovery, City of Austin
    Thomas McQuillan, Baldor

    Episode 8: Retailer

    Episode 8: Retailer

    On this episode of How Great Cities Are Fed, Karen Karp and Ben Kerrick explore the specifics of food retail in NYC, and how the retail environment has changed over the past century. Guests include:

    Tracey Deutsch, Associate Professor of History at University of Minnesota
    Suzanne Wasserman, Director of the Gotham Center for New York City History
    Joseph Holtz, General Manager and Co-Founder of the Park Slope Food Coop
    Jason Lepes, Senior Merchant for New Business Initiatives at FreshDirect

    Episode 7: The Middlemen

    Episode 7: The Middlemen

    On Episode 6 of How Great Cities are Fed, Karen and Ben are talking about The Middlemen. The Middleman has occupied a prominent and generally unfavorable position in a great deal of the discussion of farm produce marketing during the past 15 years. In the minds of many he seems to be an anonymous and mysterious being who somehow or other edged in between the producer and the consumer with the intent of levying toll upon both of them.

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    Episode 6: Transportation

    Episode 6: Transportation

    On Episode 5 of How Great Cities are Fed, Karen and Ben are talking about Transportation And Terminal Handling of Perishable Food. And theyre broadening this a bit to talk about transportation infrastructure and how it enables our food system.

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    Episode 5: The Final Mile : Food Systems of New York

    Episode 5: The Final Mile : Food Systems of New York

    The Final Mile: Food Systems of New York is a year-long series of public programs, organized by Open House New York as part of its ongoing Urban Systems Series. The Final Mile is intended to shed light on New York Citys dynamic and multi-layered food economy while introducing and exploring approaches to render this invisible system more tangible.

    On Wednesday, April 29th 2015, food systems expert Karen Karp, president of Karp Resources, and Robert LaValva, founder and president of the New Amsterdam Market, took the stage to discuss the relationship between food and cities and lay out some of the key issues that need to be explored in the coming year.

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    Episode 4: The Cold Chain

    Episode 4: The Cold Chain

    In this episode of How Great Cities Are Fed, were going to talk about the cold chain, which was kind of just emerging at the time that Walter Hedden wrote his book, How Great Cities Are Fed - that book, of course, is the basis and inspiration for this show.

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