How states stack up in local-food friendlines

January 2011
High Country News;1/24/2011, Vol. 43 Issue 1, p7
The article focuses on the creation of local food policy in Washington, and California. In Washington, the 2008 Local Farms-Healthy Kids and Communities Act intends to encourage schools and food banks to buy staples from local farmers. In Los Angeles, California, the Community Redevelopment Agency has won a grant that will study the feasibility of constructing a distribution center.


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