March 11, 2008 - Olympia, WA - "Today the state legislature passed theLocal Farms - Healthy Kids bill (SSB 6483). Votes were very much bi-partisan and essentially unanimous in both the House and Senate. A keybenefit of this legislation will make it easier for schools to buy locally grown food - providing markets for local farmers and nutritious, fresh local food for our children. As a package, this bill will become the most comprehensive local foods program in the nation."
Supporting the farmers is good, feeding the kids fresh food is good, not driving food halfway across the country is good...
What about elsewhere? Post it here so we can keep track. PL