City on the Edge: Climate Change and New York
State Bill Would Aid City’s Move Toward More Climate-Friendly Food Sources
H Conley |
New York City’s efforts to green its food system have been limited by a conflicting state law that says food must be procured by government entities based on cost alone. A bill being re-introduced in the upcoming legislative session in Albany would amend the existing law and allow every municipality in the state to opt into values-based procurement, factoring in other qualifications like nutrition and environmental sustainability when choosing food vendors.