A handful of cities are targeting obesity and hunger by putting a 'food czar' in charge of food-related policy – from getting greens in local markets to coordinating inner city microfarms.
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Interesting, well-sourced article about innovative food policies and practices in Baltimore and other forward-thinking cities. Doesn't go into much depth about exactly which "food-related issues" are being addressed.
A new trend in some US cities gets attention in this story. It is a fair report, showing some thoughtful skepticism of the food czars, while also getting some great quotes from a wide range of people informed about nutrition and hunger.