Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner
Jola Szubielski 518-457-0752
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June 26, 2015

The New York State Council on Food Policy to Hold its Annual Summer Meeting in Brooklyn on July 15

The New York State Council on Food Policy will hold its annual summer meeting on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at the Brooklyn Office of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, located at 55 Hanson Place in Brooklyn, NY.

The July 15 meeting, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., is open to the public and a public comment period will be held at the end of the meeting. Those wishing to attend and present comments should RSVP no later than July 8, 2015 by emailing the Department of Agriculture and Markets at or calling 518-457-1721. Public comments should be limited to 5 minutes and a hard copy of comments is required to be submitted to the Council at the time of presentation.

The New York State Council on Food Policy develops policy recommendations both to ensure the availability of safe, fresh, nutritious, and affordable food as well as to expand agricultural food production. The Council’s recommended state food policies focus on four key issue areas: maximizing participation in, and support for, food and nutrition assistance programs; strengthening the connection between local food products and consumers; increasing consumer awareness of healthy eating and improving access to safe and nutritious food; and supporting safe, efficient and profitable agricultural food production and food retail infrastructure.

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