Where’s The Beef?: Mayor’s New Green Initiative Leaves Out Food

19 05 2010

Yesterday, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson announced an effort to make the Sacramento Region “The Emerald Valley,” the center of the state and country’s green and social justice movements.

The exciting new “Green Initiative”  will work to tackle problems around water, energy, urban design and waste & recycling.

Unfortunately, the Mayor forget to include food. The Food Movement has been growing in the Region, uniting efforts to support our local economy and keep our bodies and communities healthy.  We’re sure it’s an oversight and hope the Mayor will work to make food a priority throughout the other environmental efforts.

Read more about the effort in today’s Sac Bee.

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3 responses

18 07 2010
A Parker

It stands to reason that Mayor Johnson would be concerned with implementing only the Green, primarily municipal, aspects of UN Agenda 21at this time. I believe the Food issues will be fully addressed at a later date as the Codex Alimentarius regulations are implemented at the Federal or Regional level.

31 08 2010
Smart cities are (un)paving the way for urban farms « UKIAH BLOG

[...] gardens that dated back to 1941. Now, they just have to get to work on Sacramento’s mayor, who left food out of the equation when he recently announced a “Green Initiative” to make his city more [...]

1 09 2010
Building a regional food economy « Bluegrass reVISIONS

[...] gardens that dated back to 1941. Now, they just have to get to work on Sacramento’s mayor, who left food out of the equation when he recently announced a “Green Initiative” to make his city more [...]

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