Boston City Council Passes Groundbreaking Food Justice Ordinance

Boston City Council Passes Groundbreaking Food Justice Ordinance Andrea Germanos Common Dreams Food justice advocates heaped praise on Boston Monday after the city's legislative body unanimously passed an ordinance that boosts the local economy and environment as well as workers, animal welfare, and healthful eating. "With this passage, Boston has [...]

2019-03-21T22:08:57+00:00March 20th, 2019|

Boston City Council Passes Landmark Food Justice Policy

Media contact: Taylor Billings tbillings@corporateaccountability.org 617-695-2525   The Good Food Purchasing Program will bring healthy, sustainable and ethically sourced food to the city.   BOSTON -- Today, the Boston City Council unanimously voted to advance a precedent-setting Good Food Purchasing Program (GFPP) for the city. The policy will transform the way public institutions purchase food [...]

2019-03-21T22:13:27+00:00March 20th, 2019|

Cincinnati School Board Passes Good Food Purchasing Program Resolution

On January 28th 2019, the Cincinnati School Board unanimously voted in favor of a resolution adopting the Good Food Purchasing Program in Cincinnati public schools. In 2017, Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) spent more than $7.7 million on food. By adopting this resolution, the school district takes an important step toward making sure those millions support not only [...]

2019-02-04T23:47:45+00:00February 4th, 2019|

Cincinnati leads the way with Good Food Purchasing Policy

Cincinnati leads the way with Good Food Purchasing Policy Hannah Halbert Policy Matters Ohio In 2017, Cincinnati Public Schools spent more than $7.7 million on food for their kids. That’s $7.7 million of leverage over a food supply chain that runs from farm to factory to cafeteria. Last night, the [...]

2019-02-06T16:36:06+00:00January 29th, 2019|

With Lessons from Los Angeles, D.C. Takes a Good Food Policy Coast to Coast

With Lessons from Los Angeles, D.C. Takes a Good Food Policy Coast to Coast Sarah Reinhardt Union of Concerned Scientists Just a week after the Council of the District of Columbia advanced a bill that would transition the city to all renewable energy sources by 2032, it scored a big win on [...]

2019-01-10T18:38:12+00:00December 4th, 2018|

Press Release: D.C. Public Schools To Become First on East Coast to Adopt Good Food Purchasing Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lea Howe lea@dcgreens.org 202.468.0176 D.C. Public Schools To Become First on East Coast to Adopt Good Food Purchasing Program Bill Aims to Improve School Meal Nutrition and Quality, Boost Local Economy   WASHINGTON (December 4, 2018)—The Council of the District of Columbia voted unanimously today to ensure long-term commitment to implementing [...]

2018-12-06T22:24:24+00:00December 4th, 2018|

Another Voice: Good Food Purchasing Program Elevates Student Nutrition

Another Voice: Good Food Purchasing Program Elevates Student Nutrition Sam Magavern The Buffalo News Each day, the Buffalo Public Schools serves roughly 25,000 breakfasts, 28,000 lunches, and 5,000 snacks. That is a lot of food! Thus, the choices that BPS makes in purchasing its food have a large impact, not [...]

2019-02-04T22:18:41+00:00November 25th, 2018|

Press Release: Good Food Purchasing Program Receives 2018 Future Policy Award Honorable Mention

Future Policy Award 2018 crowns best policies on agroecology and sustainable food systems The “100% organic state” Sikkim in India wins Gold. Policies from Brazil, Denmark and Ecuador honoured with Silver Awards Hamburg/Rome, 12 October 2018 – The world’s best laws and policies promoting agroecology are awarded the Future Policy Award (FPA) 2018. The “100% organic [...]

2018-10-17T22:11:22+00:00October 12th, 2018|

Press Release: Good Food Purchasing Program (LA, 2012) Shortlisted for Future Policy Award!

Champions in supporting agroecological approaches: Shortlist of Future Policy Award 2018 out now Best policies promoting agroecological approaches shortlisted for international award include candidates from Brazil, Denmark, Ecuador, India, the Philippines, Senegal, the United States of America, as well as TEEBAgrifood. Recognising that a transition to sustainable food and agriculture systems is crucial to achieve [...]

2018-10-17T22:14:28+00:00October 4th, 2018|

City’s Milk Buying Could Help Farmers in Crisis and Workers in Need

City’s Milk Buying Could Help Farmers in Crisis and Workers in Need David Brand CityLimits.org Feature photo: Chaumtoli Huq, a CUNY Law professor and a labor lawyer, has called on New York and other big cities to wield their power to affect food supply chains. Photo by Adi Talwar. [...]

2018-09-26T18:06:00+00:00September 20th, 2018|
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