Chicago City Council Passes Good Food Purchasing Resolution

The Chicago City Council adopted a Good Food Purchasing Program (GFPP), a measure that will affect the criteria by which the city spends some $200 million on food. The GFPP requires agencies to prioritize five core values in making food purchases: (1) strengthen regional food economies to create new, good-paying jobs; (2) reduce the environmental impacts of food production; (3) promote fair treatment for food system workers; (4) ensure the humane treatment of animals; and (5) encourage healthy food procurement and preparation and a healthy food service environment.

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