Road to foodtopia: Asheville City Council member Cecil Bothwell is interviewed by another participant during the Oct. 21 Food Policy Council meeting. Photo by Bill Rhodes

Small Bites: Asheville-Buncombe Food Policy Council holds first meeting

Do we live in a “foodtopia”? Yes and no. While we have a thriving local-food movement, 29.9 percent of children in the region are “food insecure,” according to an August study on the issue conducted by MANNA FoodBank and Feeding America. Buncombe County fares just slightly worse than the state average, with over 50 percent […]