New Database of Municipal Food Policy


The Growing Food Connections Policy Database was launched today at the American Farmland Trust’s national conference, which includes sessions on food systems policy, in Lexington, Ky., and is available online:

The content development for the database was led by Kimberley Hodgson, principal, Cultivating Healthy Places, in partnership with the Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab at the University at BuffaloAmerican Planning AssociationAmerican Farmland Trust and Ohio State University.

Growing Food Connections is a five-year, $3.96 million research initiative funded by the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  The program has compiled over 100 policies governing issues as diverse as public investment in food systems, farmland protection, local food procurement and food policy council resolutions.

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