Eating Here: Cultivating a Robust Food System in Greater Philadelphia

Eating Here:  Cultivating a Robust Food System in Greater Philadelphia

Product No.: 10063A
Date Published: 02/2011

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Food can be viewed through the lenses of homeland security, emergency preparedness and human services, private industry and business, environmental stewardship, land use, and public utility, among other categories. This publication is based on the ongoing work of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) and the Greater Philadelphia Food System Stakeholder Committee. This plan identifies opportunities to develop the regional economy and strengthen our agricultural sector, decrease waste and want, improve public health, protect the region's soil and water, and encourage diversity, innovation, and collaboration. It contains the Committee's specific priority recommendations, based on these values.

Geographic Area Covered: The State of New Jersey, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 100-mile radius around the City of Philadelphia, and the nine-county DVRPC region: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania; and Burlington, Camden,

Key Words: 100-Mile Foodshed, agriculture, conservation, distribution, environment, ecological stewardship, economic development, fairness, farms, farmland, farmland preservation, food, food access, food system, fossil fuels, Greater Philadelphia, health, healthcare, hunger, land trusts, land use, local governments, natural resources, planning, sustainable, stakeholders, transportation, working landscapes.

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