Monday, July 20, 2009

July Proclaimed as Local Food Month

First Lady Michelle Obama showed her support for fresh and local food with the White House garden. Now First Lady of Missouri Georganne Wheeler Nixon and Missouri Department of Agriculture proclaimed July as “Local Foods Month” in Missouri and highlighted the first community garden on the grounds of the Department on Agriculture.

Initiatives like this are important with the daunting challenges of the food safety crises, diet related health issues and many more. With these challenges addressing food policy is one way to tackle many of the issues. Initiatives like this start the conversation of food policy and move the country in the right direction with more focus on local fresh and accessible foods to all.

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