Tuesday, September 27, 2011
New Mexico Celebrates Agriculture, Food & Health! The Local Food Month initiative was initially a partnership between Burque Bioneers, the MRCOG (Mid-Region Council of Governments) Agriculture Collaborative and organizers of Food Day New Mexico. It was developed to highlight the many agriculture, food and health related events already planned for the month of October around the state. It has now grown to include more than 50 organizations, businesses and individuals. We are currently seeking support from Albuquerque's Mayor Berry in the hopes that he will issue a proclamation supporting the Local Food Month NM initiative. We intend to seek support from other politicians and agencies in the future. However, we are encouraging YOU to advocate for Local Food Month in your own community! If you or the organization you work with would like to pursue a proclamation in your town, city, county or otherwise, we are happy to provide the already drafted letter, including the list of supporting organizations, as a template. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send that to you. WHY? The local food system and the health of New Mexico residents improves as more individuals, organizations and agencies support the growing and distribution of healthy, local food within our state. There are numerous organizations in New Mexico working to preserve our agricultural heritage, improve community health conditions, educate the public, keep valuable food-related revenue in our state, and ensure that all people have access to affordable, healthy, fresh foods regardless of income level. Many of these organizations have signed on to support a Local Food Month initiative in New Mexico. If you would like to support this initiative please email email@example.com.
A wide range of panelists, from across New Mexico will represent the various fields of industry, government, and research laboratories.
Tonight UNM wants to help parents, kids and educators deal with the major issue of bullying.
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