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Good Food is on the Way

Touch the Soil News #1147 (Feature photo Sustainable Food Chain – USDA) The good food purchasing program was developed by the Los Angeles Food Policy Council in 2012. Shortly thereafter, the program was adopted by the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Unified School District. Now, around 750,000 meals a day are served the city and the schools. Meals that are being sourced and managed in a way that changes the food system to include: Valuing the workforce Nutrition Animal Welfare Environmental Sustainability Local Economies You can read the full story here: http://goodfoodla.org/policymaking/good-food-procurement/ Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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What Does This Report Say About America?

Touch the Soil News #561 The Economist Intelligence Group from London just published a ranking of the world’s 25 most populous nations according to their food sustainability. Called the 2016 Food Sustainability Index, nations were graded according to: 1) Food Loss and Waste  2) Sustainable Agriculture  3) Food Nutrition So, how did the United States fare? Out of a possible score of 100, the U.S. got a score of 71.97 on food loss and waste, a score of 50.73 on sustainable agriculture and a score of 60.44 on nutrition. Overall, out of the 25 nations scored, the U.S. ranked #11, behind the nations of: France Japan Canada Germany United Kingdom…

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