As we near the end of our second year of being in the country, there’s a sense of urgency and optimism that’s evident in the city of Buffalo, New York, where a city councilwoman wants to help people make the most of the fresh produce they find at the local farmers market.
It’s a message that resonates in many parts of the country as the season continues, but for many in Buffalo, it’s also a call for a healthier lifestyle.
It started with the idea that local farmers markets were an important part of the local economy, and that local foods would help offset the high prices and other costs of groceries and other food services.
“I started looking for local food and that started the movement,” said Councilwoman Linda Zalewski, who introduced a bill last year that would allow the city to sell the produce that it sells to the farmers market to help reduce food waste.
“It’s really an opportunity to bring in food that would otherwise be thrown away.
And I think it would help people in their everyday lives,” Zalewski said.
“It’s just really a simple concept.”
The idea that locals can help support their local economy is just one of the many examples of initiatives that Zalwieski is promoting in the United States as we head into the fall.
There are more than 2 million people living in cities with populations of 20 million or more.
About 4.5 percent of Americans live in cities that have a population of 50,000 or more, according to the Pew Research Center.
But it’s not just food waste that’s a problem in those cities, it also leads to the development of a lack of affordable housing, high crime rates, poverty, lack of transportation and lack of quality education.
A study by the University of Washington found that nearly one in five American adults do not have access to enough money to support their families in a timely fashion, with about 30 percent of them unable to afford basic necessities like rent or health insurance.
“We need to really start thinking about the quality of the food that we eat,” Zafsky said.
“And I think a lot of people are feeling a lot more hopeful now than they have been for a while.”
Food waste is a growing problemIn Buffalo, a city that has seen an increase in the number of people moving into the city over the past few years, it has been especially hard to find fresh produce.
It’s not uncommon for a family to go on vacation, for example, and find that it’s impossible to find the vegetables and fruits they need to keep themselves from feeling stressed.
Zafsky’s bill would allow farmers to sell their produce to the city, which would then buy the produce from the city for the same price they would have paid for it.
“If we want to make sure that food isn’t thrown away, we need to start thinking outside the box,” Zavsky said in a phone interview.
“If we have a local farmer who has a great product, and he wants to donate it to a community, we would be able to do that.”
The bill passed out of the council committee last week and Zalewieski expects it will go to the full council as early as next week.
If passed, the bill would require a food stamp subsidy for farmers who are willing to sell to the food bank.
Zalewski said the bill is not just for Buffalo, but also for all of the surrounding areas.
She said she has heard from many in other parts of Buffalo that they want to see similar legislation in their city.
“The goal is not to be the first to do it in other cities,” Zacso said.
There’s a need to be prepared for a changing worldZafskis bill is an effort to bring food waste and waste in general to a halt, and it is an example of the type of food planning that is needed to prevent it from happening again, she said.
It is a strategy that has been adopted across the country in the wake of a wave of food-related disasters in the last few years.
In New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio has made the city the first major city to adopt the idea of the Food Waste Reduction Act, which requires that every store or food truck in the City be equipped with waste collection bins and composting toilets to reduce food wastes.
The goal of the act is to reduce the amount of food waste by 40 percent by 2020, with the goal of being 100 percent compostable by 2020.
Zacso also introduced legislation last year in Florida that would require food manufacturers to report their waste through the food waste reporting system.
The bill is part of an effort by Zaliwis and her office to provide a better and more sustainable way to serve food in the U.S., and Zafsks efforts are part of