NYC Food Policy Notes

Health Bucks is one of a number of innovative anti-obesity and food access policies (Healthy Bodegas Initiative, Green Carts, etc.) that New York City has implemented in recent years  to increase access to healthy food all across the city. Today the city announced that this season, Health Bucks will be accepted at all 138 farmers … Continue reading

Smart Policies for Food Deserts

We live in a political culture that looks at big problems and (provided we can bring ourselves to admit that the problem exists in the first place) says “nope, too big” or “too expensive.” We howl about big government and worship the false idol of the free market. In effect, by defending the status quo … Continue reading