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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2010

CONTACT: Brian Long, director
NCDA&CS Public Affairs
(919) 733-4216, ext. 242

Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council
to hold quarterly meeting Thursday, July 22

WHO/WHAT: The Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council will meet this week to hear updates from its subcommittees, presentations on several food-related topics, and input from regional local food councils.
WHEN: Thursday, July 22
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Martin Building, inside Gate 9
State Fairgrounds
1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh
ADDITIONAL INFO:

Presentations will focus on regulatory issues of animal processing in North Carolina; conducting a baseline assessment for local foods and economic development potential in North Carolina; and potential “whole farm” Good Agricultural Practices certifications and institutional markets.

The General Assembly adopted legislation creating the council last year. Its diverse membership includes Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler as chairman, State Health Director Jeff Engel and Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco, 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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