Sunday, October 03, 2010
Good Food for All agenda launches at the Roots of Change summit
The centerpiece of the conference is Good Food for All Taste of the Los Angeles Foodshed event at Vibiana Wednesday evening. Tickets are available for $100 and include tastes from John Sedlar, Mark Gold, Jimmy Shaw, Neal Fraser, Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken, Nancy Silverton, Josiah Citrin and many more, using products from great California farms and other suppliers. It's a great way to meet all these chefs and help improve accessibility to better food for all L.A. area residents.
Here's a few of the recommendations the task force will concentrate on:
- Increase the consumption of locally produced foods, by helping local small and mid-sized farmers sell their produce in the urban areas and by increasing market demand.
- The city, schools and other food service providers can help lead the way by adopting local food purchasing policies, as has been done in San Francisco, New York and other major cities.- The task force also recommends other measures, like increasing food stamp enrollment, supporting community gardens, and encouraging healthy food retail in underserved neighborhoods.
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