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Imbruce Discusses NYC’s Food System

Environmental Studies Director Valerie Imbruce was interviewed on WBAI Pacifica Radio in New York City this week for a segment on the City's plans to make its food system more locally sourced and accessible to low-income and immigrant communities.

Imbruce's expertise on the subject stems from her graduate dissertation on "The Global Expansion of Chinatown's Food System," which examined the demand for ethnic produce from Asian immigrants in New York City, and mapped the distinct agricultural networks that formed as a result.

"I'm interested in how farmers adapt to changing economic and environmental factors, and how changing urban demands, in turn, present new opportunities for farmers," Imbruce says.

Listen to the full WBAI interview.