Develop New Institutional Purchasing Policies

Develop New Institutional Purchasing Policies

Large institutions like colleges, prisons, and military bases buy large amounts of food, often prioritizing cost over source. Policies that prioritize consistent, cheap supply usually favors environmentally harmful or imported food.

Institutions can address this by choosing local, sustainably produced food. The state legislature can support this by changing procurement rules. Professional food systems managers can handle the complexities, and educating consumers about seasonal availability can further ease the transition.