Seen earlier this month in the NYTimes:
Christine C. Quinn, the City Council speaker, is to unveil a long-term plan on food policy on Monday, a plan she says goes beyond the issues of trans fats and sugary sodas to address the production, transportation and sales of food in New York City.
Her initiative, called FoodWorks New York, is meant to build on the efforts of the Bloomberg’s administration’s food policy coordinator, Benjamin Thomases, whose office improves access to food for low-income New Yorkers. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg first established the food policy coordinator’s office in 2007.
“I don’t believe we have ever fully looked at our sources of food from beginning to end, maximized their potential and minimized their negative impact,” Ms. Quinn said in an interview last week. “We’re losing an opportunity for the food we eat, and the money we spend on food, to create jobs and employ New York City residents.”