Good Laws, Good Food: Putting Local Food Policy to Work for Our Communities



Food Systems

This toolkit from the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic and Community Food Security Coalition was created to provide a starting place for food policy councils and other users, including city planners, to understand the basic legal concepts surrounding local food systems, develop a base of knowledge, and discover examples and innovations from other cities and states. The guide covers seven main policy areas:  general legal setting, food system infrastructure, land-use regulation, urban agriculture, consumer access, school food and nutrition education, and environmental sustainability.