All posts in Food and Food Policy

April 8, 2014, Comments Off

More than a year after successfully lobbying Asheville City Council to adopt and enact its first food action plan, the Asheville-Buncombe Food Policy Council has begun charting its priorities for the year.

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A 20-year first: EPA proposing changes to pesticide use

April 8, 2014, Comments Off

While pesticides can help farmers raise lusher Christmas trees and juicier tomatoes, they can also be a threat to thousands of farmworkers in Western ...

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NC policymakers sowing effort to green state’s food deserts

March 28, 2014, Comments Off

Since getting down to work in January, the House Committee on Food Desert Zones has heard from grocers, producers and participants in dozens of progra ...

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Guidance offered on collecting ramps in NC national forests

March 27, 2014, Comments Off

For some visitors, spring in the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests means collecting ramps. The National Forests in North Carolina offers guidance ...

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    Buncombe children can eat for free this summer
    May 29, 2013, Comments Off

    A free meals program coordinated by Buncombe County Schools offers free breakfasts, lunches and snacks to kids age 18 and under throughout the county and in the city of Asheville.