The Daily Star
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25 years ago
Oct. 10, 1988
COOPERSTOWN — People are more aware of the importance of nutrition than they were 10 years ago, but more pressure needs to be put on supermarkets, growers and Congress to ensure food safety, according to consumer activist Ralph Nader.
“I have a real dilemma when I’m on a plane during breakfast and I see a kid who gets eggs and sausage dripping in grease,” Nader told the state Natural Food Associates convention Saturday night in Cooperstown.
But he said children are learning more about nutrition and some day will be pounding a knife and fork on the dinner table crying, “We want broccoli. We want broccoli.”
Consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables has gone up 26 pounds per person per year over the past decade, Nader said, adding that New York and the Northeast are more informed about nutrition than the rest of the United States.
The three-day natural foods convention included commercial exhibits and a series of lectures on topics such as preventative medicine. Events were held at the Otesaga Hotel.
According to an employee at the hotel, dinner for the natural food enthusiasts Saturday night consisted of garden salad with romaine and leaf lettuce, whole wheat rolls, turkey and au jus gravy, swiss chard, broccoli, herb tea and milk. She said there were dishes of wheat germ on tables.
50 years ago
Oct. 10, 1963
Peter H. Hooks has been named manager of the Farmers Production Credit Association and the Federal Land Bank Association of Oneonta, according to an announcement by the directors of these farmer-owned Cooperative Farm Credit Associations.
Mr. Hooks assumed his new duties Oct. 7. He is replacing George A. Evans, who has accepted a position with the State Bank of Albany.
Serving the credit needs of farmers in Delaware, Otsego, Chenango, and Broome counties, the two credit associations have some $11,000,000 in loans to member users in the four-county area. There are offices in Norwich and Binghamton as well as Oneonta.
Mr. Hooks was assistant manger in Cooperstown for three years and for four and one-half years in the Oneonta office. For the past year he has been with the Farm Credit Banks of Springfield serving as appraiser-credit representative for the Federal Land Bank and the Federal Intermediate Credit Bank in Southern New England, Eastern New York and Hudson Valley region.
Mrs. Hooks is the former Waneta Belle Faulkner of Stamford. The Hooks have two daughters, Andrea, 12, and Deborah, 7. Mr. Hooks and his family plan to move to Oneonta in the near future.