Highlights From the 8th Annual CFPAC Food Policy Summit

March 20, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Our friends at the Chicago Food Policy Advisory Council want you to hear the good things that happened at their recent summit held in coordination with the Good Food Festival.

We had an EXCELLENT line-up of breakout sessions this year, and are incredibly grateful to all of our presenters for making this one of the best attended CFPAC summits!

Highlights Include:

Open discussion, including several higher education representatives, around how universities can support the Good Food Movement

Tools for organizing around food justice from CFPAC’s Neighborhood Action Council Working Group

Street Vendor Organizing and Policy Goals from the Asociacion Vendedores Ambulantes

Strategy sharing around youth engagement in food policy work

Announcement of Growing Power’s Farmers for Chicago Program with support from the City of Chicago and Mayor Emanuel. Click here for the Mayor’s Official Press Release.

CMAP presentation on Local Food as an Economic Tool

Best Practices and examples of Healthy Neighborhood Food Options from leaders in the field in Chicago and Milwaukee.

Information on GE Labeling from Food and Water Watch

Introduction of two pieces of legislation that will remove barriers for Illinois rural and urban farmers and gardeners to compost HB3319 & HB2335. Contact your representative and ask them to co-sponsor!

Historic Panel on Innovative Land Tenure Strategies featuring representatives from the Chicago Park District, NeighborSpace, Washington Park Consortium, DHED, Growing Power and Openlands/Cook County Land Bank

To continue policy development and strategizing around responsible food policy, get involved with CFPAC’s work year-round! Join us at our next Working Group Meeting – Saturday, April 6th from 10:00-12:00pm @ Iron Street Farm (3333 S. Iron Street). RSVP: info@chicagofoodpolicy.org