FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2010
||Brian Long, director
NCDA&CS Public Affairs
(919) 733-4216, ext. 242
Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council
to hold second meeting Thursday, April 22
||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.
||Thursday, April 22
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
||Martin Building, inside Gate 9
1025 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607
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.