Boston Brings Sustainability, Equity to Its Food Purchasing

Boston Brings Sustainability, Equity to Its Food Purchasing Nadra Nittle Civil Eats Buying locally really can make a difference. The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) found this out in 2012 after adopting a good food purchasing program (GFPP)—a policy that gives institutions a framework for buying local, sustainable, and [...]

2019-06-11T18:42:50+00:00June 11th, 2019|

Eating Organic Can Help Reduce the High Cost of Cheap Food

Eating Organic Can Help Reduce the High Cost of Cheap Food Bob Quinn and Liz Carlisle San Francisco Chronicle As a farmer and researcher dedicated to a healthier and more sustainable food system, we often are asked how good food can be made cheaper and more affordable. Given the staggering [...]

2019-05-20T22:03:40+00:00May 9th, 2019|

Austin Independent School District First in Texas to Adopt Good Food Purchasing Program

In February 2019, Austin Independent School District (AISD) adopted the Good Food Purchasing Program as part of its commitment to use its food purchases to promote the production and consumption of healthy, fair, and sustainable food. The Program is poised to have a big impact for students, food vendors, workers, farmers, and other stakeholders in [...]

2019-04-26T21:51:34+00:00April 26th, 2019|

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 by [...]

2019-04-26T16:50:54+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|

#PurchasingPower: How Institutional Food Purchases Can Change The World

#PurchasingPower: How Institutional Food Purchases Can Change The World Anna Lappé Rootstock Last week, a friend traveling in Bali saw my words in a storefront window display and texted me a snapshot to prove it: “Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you [...]

2019-02-04T22:14:01+00:00November 28th, 2018|
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