The Good Food Purchasing Program, which has been adopted by other big cities around the U.S., including Chicago and Los Angeles, would also put standards around animal welfare and healthy foods, City Councilor At-Large Michelle Wu told the Herald.

“The idea is that we would add requirements in the food procurement and the food purchasing systems in the Boston City government that would give preference to locally produced or grown foods,” Wu said after a City Council hearing Thursday. “Thereby supporting jobs here in Massachusetts and the region … When we spend public dollars, we should be squeezing every bit of value out of those dollars.”

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