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South Coast Legislator Introduces Bills To Try To Increase Food Sustainability

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The focus of the new bills is on reducing waste and increasing composting.

A Ventura County congresswoman is co-author of legislation intended to reduce food waste, and to increase recycling of leftovers.

One of the two bills would create a new federal grant program to support food waste prevention, and education efforts. The second would add composting to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s conservation programs. The designation would provide new resources for composting projects.

Democratic Congresswoman Julia Brownley of co-authored the legislation with three Democratic colleges in the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.