On November 22, New York City announced its plans for FoodWorks New York, a new initiative that undertakes all aspects of New York food, from where food is sourced, to healthy consumption, to dealing with food waste. New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said: “Each step in the food cycle—from the farm all the way to the table—has a major impact on the lives of every New Yorker. And each step has the potential to create jobs, to improve public health, and to preserve our shared environment.” The goals of the program include improving the city’s food infrastructure, creating jobs, keeping food dollars in the local economy, reducing diet-related diseases, and reducing environmental damage from production, transport, and consumption of food.
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