Tag Archives: food policy

FoodNYC: A Blueprint for a Sustainable Food System

FoodNYC: A Blueprint for a Sustainable Food System, published on the website of Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. New York, February 17, 2010 – Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer today released “FoodNYC: A Blueprint for a Sustainable Food System,” … Continue reading

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Council Speaker to Unveil Policy on Food for the City: NYTimes

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 … Continue reading

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A Plan to Add Supermarkets to Poor Areas, With Healthy Results: NYTimes

Earlier this week, DIANE CARDWELL from the New York Times reports: Under a proposal the City Planning Commission unanimously approved on Wednesday, the city would offer zoning and tax incentives to spur the development of full-service grocery stores that devote … Continue reading

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Changing Food Policy Brings Greens to Low Income Neighborhoods

PHILADELPHIA, UNITED STATES: Changing zoning policy, increasing grant availability, and offering revolving-loan programs helps bring fresh food into low income neighborhoods.  These Pennsylvania  incentives are “aimed at improving access to nutritious food” in places with few grocery options.  The NYTimes … Continue reading

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Baltimore’s Head of School Lunch is Transforming the City’s Program: Washington Post

BALTIMORE, USA: Tony Geraci and the Great Kids Farm are changing the way a city does school lunch.  Reporting by the Washington Post.

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Customers Prove There’s a Market for Fresh Produce: NYTimes

BRONX, USA: The New York City Council began a program to get healthy foods on the street in low-income neighborhoods. The NYTimes reports here: The cart’s debut was the centerpiece of the first public celebration of a new citywide effort … Continue reading

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“A Good Food Manifesto for America” by Will Allen

(Re-posted from the Growing Food and Justice Initiative list-serve. Please read on. –ed.) A Good Food Manifesto for America by Will Allen, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Growing Power I am a farmer. While I find that this has … Continue reading

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Changing Approach to Writing Food Policy: NYTimes Business

Sunday’s Business section of the New York Times ran a soft exposition on the changing approach to writing food policy: (Food policy activists…) argue that farm policy — and federal dollars — should instead encourage farmers to grow more diverse … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Michael Pollan, food policy, making news

NYTimes Magazine food policy article, A Farmer in Chief letter to the President elect. And an interview on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, about the letter.

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