Posts tagged food policy
NYC City Council Plans to Boost Food Security And Cut Food Waste

The New York City Council plans to boost food security in America’s most populated city—more than 1 million New Yorkers currently go hungry or lack access to healthy, nutritious food. With this new plan, Council speaker Corey Johnson plans to improve food policy, nutrition in schools, and make fresh produce widely available.

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THE POLITICS OF NYC’S URBAN FARMING: THE CITY NOTICES URBAN AGRICULTURE

On December 11th, 2017, the New York City Council unanimously passed the city’s first-ever urban agriculture policy bill - Int. No. 1661-A. The bill calls for a digital network that would collect information about urban agriculture across the five boroughs through a website. The goal of the bill is to create a comprehensive database of existing urban agriculture organizations and businesses and provide guidance to those who are interested in becoming involved in urban farming. 

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