new declaration recognizes the health and environmental benefits of
plant-based foods and affirms that such nourishment will be made more
easily accessible to city residents.
Proposed by Alderman Margaret
Laurino and advocated by Liz Mills, Executive Director of Irving Park
Carlson Ministries, Chicago’s City Council voted to approve the
measure. This marks the first accomplishment in a campaign sponsored by
US-based Farm Sanctuary to adopt the Green Food Resolution in cities
Gene Baur, president and co-founder of Farm
Sanctuary said, “We applaud Alderman Laurino and the City of Chicago …
By promoting access to healthy, plant-based food, Chicago has proven
they are second to none in protecting the health of their citizens, the
environment and the billions of animals raised for food in deplorable
conditions on factory farms each year.”
Alderman Laurino, Ms.
Liz Mills and Chicago City Council, we join in lauding your auspicious
leadership in providing ample access to wholesome plant-based food.
Wishing all Chicagoans and residents nationwide the personal and
planetary gains of a delicious vegan diet. Referencehttp://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2009/07/23-6http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/23/city-is-urged-to-provide-healthy-locally-grown-food/