Cities are stepping up where the federal government has fallen short. The New Food Economy has published an uplifting article on the local food policy councils which are driving a food revolution in the US.
The article explains how successive US governments have failed to revolutionise the US food system. So now “a new, radical food justice notion is taking root:
“Communities are taking charge of their own fates through “food policy councils,” locally created and controlled civic organizations that are taking responsibility for the health, safety, and reliability of their regional food systems. So far, this largely unrecognized phenomenon has found success where national policy has failed to materialize.”
The same thing is happening in the UK through the Sustainable Food Cities Network. In cities across the UK local public agencies, businesses, academics and NGOs are working together to make healthy and sustainable food a defining characteristic of where they live.
The New Food Economy is an independent non-profit newsroom which uses independent, deep, and unbiased reporting to investigate the forces shaping how and what we eat.
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