2019

5 Food Policy Trends to Watch in 2019

2018 was a year for the books. We watched the administration roll back rules that protect the environment, support small farms, address food insecurity and encourage food sovereignty. Food policy advocates spent much of the year putting out dumpster fires — challenging new rules around work requirements, so-called “Harvest Boxes” and immigration. In the midst […]

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Food Policy News – Five Food Policy Issues to Watch

Keeping up with food policy news isn’t always easy. With all the changes coming from Washington and the states (even Massachusetts isn’t immune), sometimes policy changes that affect the food environment fly under the radar. Often, policies seemingly unrelated to hunger prevention can have a profound effect on programs that fight food insecurity and promote […]

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Urban Ag in Worcester – An Overview

Action Alert Join us at City Hall Tuesday, January 31, to help support the growth of urban agriculture in Worcester. City Councilor Sarai Rivera is requesting that the City Manager update the Council on progress toward releasing a draft of the city’s proposed Urban Agriculture Ordinance, which was originally proposed in 2014. Our city councilors […]