Tag: Food Policy

CASA LATINA, VERA, AND FRESH BUCKS

June 11th, 2013

On Monday, June 10, the Council unanimously approved the First Quarter Supplemental to the 2013 Budget. As the title suggests, we amend the approved budget four times during the year, to correct errors, add expenditures for priorities that have emerged since the budget was approved, and/or make cuts if revenues are coming in below target. […]

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ACTION ON LOCAL FOOD FOR 2011

March 21st, 2011

As we move into the fourth year of implementation of Seattle’s Local Food Action Initiative (Resolution 31019), I plan to work on the following actions in 2011: Develop additional opportunities for expanding economic activity, marketing, and jobs in the local food economy including exploring how best to support Puget Sound Fresh. Increase connections between the […]

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SEATTLE FARM BILL PRINCIPLES

February 28th, 2011

On Tuesday, February 15, a group of civic leaders in Seattle and Washington released “The Seattle Farm Bill Principles”.   Our goal is to get urban communities involved in the reauthorization of the Farm Bill, expected to be taken up by Congress in 2012.  We initiated this as part of the Seattle Local Food Action Initiative. […]

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REGION AGREES TO CREATE FOOD POLICY COUNCIL

December 7th, 2010

We have achieved a significant new milestone in our campaign for healthy, local food!  The Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC), the regional planning body for King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties, has agreed to form a Regional Food Policy Council (RFPC) as a working group under the PSRC umbrella.  The RFPC “partners with community, business, […]

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ORGANIC HOPS! A MODEST BUT MEANINGFUL VICTORY FOR HEALTHY LOCAL FOOD – AND BUSINESSES

November 9th, 2010

The US Dept of Agriculture has made a decision to require that organic beer be brewed with — organic hops!  Oddly, under the current rules, beer can be called organic even if it is brewed with non-organic hops. That’s because of a little-known procedure that allows some products to be labeled organic even if they […]

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Kellogg Food and Community Conference: The Local Food Movement Keeps Growing

June 2nd, 2010

More than 20 people from Seattle/King County attended the Kellogg Foundation’s annual Food and Community Networking Conference this April, which drew more than 600 local food activists from around the country to a conference facility owned by the Pima Indian Nation just outside Phoenix.  Kellogg sponsors and funds this conference to bring together the best […]

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