Wednesday, July 8, 2009

SF Mayor Announces New Regional Food Policy

Today, from the heart of a new renaissance in food security City Slicker Farms, Gavin Newsom announced a sweeping regional food policy to be implemented within SF in the next 180 days...
  • all departments conduct an audit of land under their jurisdiction to create an inventory of land suitable for gardening, (a favorite of mine);
  • the introduction of new health and sustainability requirements for food sold by vendors under city permits;
  • "healthy meetings policy" requiring the purchase of healthy, locally produced foods for city meetings;
  • the introduction of a new law requiring that food purchased by the city has been grown regionally and through sustainable methods.
A great step in the right direction--let's make sure it becomes a reality. 

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