The Connecticut Food Policy Council was established in 1997 by the Connecticut Legislature. Created under Public Act 97-11, Section 21, it is the only statewide food policy council in Connecticut and is administratively supported through the Connecticut Department of Agriculture.
Our mission is to develop, coordinate, and implement a state-wide food policy that links economic development, environmental protection, and preservation with farming and urban issues. Through these efforts, the Connecticut Food Policy Council is working to create a more resilient Connecticut food system.
Our council consists of twelve members representing Connecticut agricultural producers, agricultural organizations, and state agencies. These include food retailers, produce wholesalers, and Commissioners or their designees from six Connecticut state agencies - the Department of Agriculture, Department of Administrative Services, Department of Education, Department of Transportation, Department of Public Health, and the Department of Social Services.
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