What is Food Policy?
Broadly defined, food policy is a set of collective decisions made by governments at all levels, businesses, and organizations that affect how food gets from the farm to your table.
A food policy can be as broad as a federal regulation on food labeling or as local and specific as a zoning law that lets city dwellers raise honeybees. Decisions range from formal pieces of legislation to voluntary guidelines and administrative processes that allow for certain programs to flourish.
The mission of the Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council is to advance a healthy, equitable, and sustainable food system for all within Greater Cincinnati’s ten-county region through policy, systems, and environment change.
The Urban Agriculture Zoning Ordinance was approved by the Planning Commission on 5/17/19 and passed unanimously by City Council on 6/26/19!
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The State of Local Food report has just been updated!
A new project is underway to create Edible City: An Art Atlas of Cincinnati's Foodshed Past, Present and Future!
We are acceptiong submissions and proposals for maps and infographics that visualize our regional foodshed, as well as cartographers, graphic designers and visual artists to help produce the maps and final layouts.
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