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MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2010

CONTACT: Brian Long, director
NCDA&CS Public Affairs

(919) 733-4216, ext. 242

Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council
to hold second meeting Thursday, April 22

WHO/WHAT: The Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council will meet this week to discuss food safety, farmland preservation and other related issues as part of the group’s second meeting. The group will also recognize Earth Day as part of its agenda.
WHEN: Thursday, April 22
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Martin Building, inside Gate 9
State Fairgrounds
1025 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607
BACKGROUND INFO:

The General Assembly adopted legislation creating the council last summer. The first meeting was held in February. Its diverse membership includes Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler as chairman, State Health Director Jeff Engel and Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco or their designees, plus farmers, educators, food industry executives, community activists and local-food advocates. Members were appointed by Troxler, Gov. Beverly Perdue, Senate leader Marc Basnight and House Speaker Joe Hackney.

For more information, go to www.ncagr.gov/localfood.

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NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Brian Long, Director
Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 733-4216; FAX: (919) 733-5047

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