NYC Borough Changing Food Policy

Manhattan Borough Chief Pushes for Better Nutrition in City : NYTimes

“In a report to be released on Saturday, Scott M. Stringer, the Manhattan borough president, is calling for the city to make healthy food more widely available by giving farmers’ markets and supermarkets tax and zoning incentives, restricting fast-food restaurants and requiring city agencies to buy 20 percent of their food from local farmers.”

“In areas in which few stores sell produce or other healthy food, the report calls for “food enterprise zones” with tax abatements and zoning incentives for markets, and restricting the number of fast-food restaurants. It also recommends tax and zoning incentives for community gardens, and even backyard and roof gardens.”

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