Original Center Stories: 2023 in Review (PT I)
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Urban Agriculture: Federal, State and Local Policy Initiatives
Wednesday Jan 10th, 2024
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๐˜ฝ๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™› 2023: ๐™…๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ช๐™–๐™ง๐™ฎ-๐™…๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™š
In 2023, we began our year by highlighting food policy news, community based organizations working towards food system change, and health and nutrition focused law changes. We continued to report on these topics throughout the year, with a focus on national feeding programs, the ongoing hunger crisis, food service workers rights, interviews with key changemakers in our field, and our annual 40 under 40 awards. Below is a recap of the original pieces we published from January to June of 2023.

โ€ข December 2022 Food Flash (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข Food Donation Improvement Act Will Encourage Donations, Reduce Food Waste (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข Community Food Advocates Brings Policy Change Through Coalition-Building (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข 2023 Omnibus Includes Provisions to Fight Child Hunger (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข The Food Policy Council of Rhode Island (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข England Bans Most Single-Use Plastics, Effective October 2023 (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข River Fund Offers Food and Educational Support to New Yorkers (nycfoodpolicy.org)

โ€ข January 2023 Food Flash (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข Sesame Now Considered a Major Food Allergen in the U.S. (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข Testimony to the New York City Council on Efforts to Address the Growing Diabetes Epidemic (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข NYCโ€™s โ€œSkip the Stuffโ€ Bill Reduces Plastic Waste from Take-Out (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข FDA Unifies Human Foods Program to Ensure a Safe Food Supply (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข States that Have Passed Universal Free School Meals (So Far) (nycfoodpolicy.org)

๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ต
โ€ข New Jersey SNAP Minimum Increases as Emergency Allotments End (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข February 2023 Food Flash (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข Medicaid Covers Nutrition Services in 3 States (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข Meal Programs Available to Older Adults in NYC (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข The Hub on the Hill Allows SNAP Customers to Earn and Redeem Double Up Food Bucks Online (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข Serving Community Gardeners in New York City โ€“ Green Guerillas (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข Halifax JustFOOD Action Plan Aims to Create a Healthy, Sustainable Food System (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข Community Spotlight: Future Farmers of America (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข Instacart Fresh Funds Program Helps Food-Insecure Families Access Healthy Foods (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข March 2023 Food Flash (nycfoodpolicy.org)

โ€ข FAO Releases Priorities to Improve Global Food Safety (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข A Non-Profit Paves the Way for Sustainable Indoor Urban Farming in New York City: New York Sun Works (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข Seattle to Guarantee Paid Sick Leave for Food Delivery Workers (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข Interview with Qiana Mickie, Executive Director of the Mayorโ€™s Office of Urban Agriculture (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข The Alaska Food Policy Council (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข GrowNYC OTC Collaboration Efforts to Bring More Healthy Food Choices to Those in Need (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข The Montgomery County Food Council (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข We Stay / Nos Quedamos Works to Ensure that the South Bronx is Resilient and Empowered (nycfoodpolicy.org)

๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜†
โ€ข Vietnam Taskforce on Rice Aims to Improve Quality and Sustainability (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข April 2023 Food Flash (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข Interview with Anna Hammond, Founder and CEO of Matriark Foods (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข Composting Food Scraps Required for Businesses in Greater Portland, OR (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข Colorado Passes First Right-to-Repair Law for Farmers (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข Interview with Bella Karakis, Co-Founder and CEO of e.terra (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข The Knoxville-Knox County Food Policy Council (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข 40 Under 40: The Rising Stars in NYC Food Policy (Class of 2023) (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข Urban Agriculture Ordinance Increases Local Food Access in Kampala, Uganda (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข May 2023 Food Flash (nycfoodpolicy.org)

โ€ข Ireland Requires Health Warnings on Alcohol Products (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข The Urban Outreach Center is More than a Food Pantry (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข Debt Ceiling Deal Limits SNAP Eligibility with Work Requirements (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข 2023 Food Policy Changemaker Award: Mayor Eric Adams (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข NYC App-Based Restaurant Delivery Workers Receive a Minimum Pay Rate (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข Food Policy Media Award 2023: Jerusha Klemperer (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข New England Feeding New England Aims to Increase Local Food Consumption (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข June 2023 Food Flash (nycfoodpolicy.org)