A celebration to mark the launch of the new Food Policy Council of Buffalo and Erie County was held at the Public Forum and Info Fair held at the Burchfield Penney Arts Center, on Wednesday, October 23, 2013.
The Food Policy Council (FPC) of Buffalo and Erie County is a subcommittee of the Eric County Board of Health, and was created by law in May 2013. This is the first FPC recognized by law in New York State.
The council, which comprises of 17 voting members, will offer guidance to local policy makers on ways to improve the local food system for the region’s farmers, consumers, and other stakeholders.
A link to a Buffalo News article describing the launch of the FPC can be found here: http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/communities/new-food-policy-council-takes-on-problems-in-local-food-system-20131023 or here (pdf).