NEO Food Study- Local Food and Economic Development

Michael Shuman talks about the importance of appropriate government involvement in supporting local food systems. Unfortunately, many current public policies create an uneven playing field that is stacked against local food businesses. Leveling the playing field can include such public policies procurement reforms, zoning and land-use reforms, mobilizing public health services to center campaigns around local food, and looking at opportunities for public employee pension funds to be partially invested in local food-related businesses.