Mon, 05/03/2010 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Why the politics of food is central to creating sustainable communities
DOES PORTLAND HAVE A FOOD CZAR? (and why we need one)
Portland is the only city in America that has a Food Policy and Programs Office. And while many communities are starting to talk about creating Food Policy Councils, Multnomah County and Portland have had such a council for years. So why is there so much interest in food and its politics here in the Rose City? And why should food policy be at the heart of any discussion about creating sustainable and resilient communities?