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Good Laws, Good Food: Putting Local Food Policy to Work For Our Communities (2012)

Food policy councils often find themselves overwhelmed when attempting to identify the specific laws and regulations that impact their food policy goals, analyze these laws and policies, and ascertain the legal or policy levers that can be used to improve outcomes. This guide was created to provide a starting place for food policy councils to understand the basic legal concepts surrounding local food systems, develop a base of knowledge about the main policy areas, and discover examples and innovations from other cities and states.