Central New York is blessed with rich, fertile farmland and relatively good access to food distribution networks.
Yet those assets are under some strain, and the region also has pockets and neighborhoods where residents sometimes have difficulty finding enough nutritious food.
A new study and report released today makes recommendations for strengthening the region’s food-related economy while also addressing the inequalities in food access.
The report, called FoodPlanCNY, was commissioned by the Onondaga County Agriculture Council and prepared through a partnership of local governments and academic institutions and an assist from a relatively new “food systems” group.
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