Baylen Linnekin on Keep Food Legal's Transparency Lawsuit Against the Bloomberg Administration
Earlier this week the nonprofit Baylen Linnekin leads, Keep Food Legal, filed suit in New York State Supreme Court against New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's office and his health department. The organization alleges the Bloomberg administration has wrongly denied and ignored repeated requests—first made in summer 2012—for information on the development of food policy in the city under the mayor's leadership. Many opponents of food freedom around the country have hailed the Bloomberg administration as a laboratory for cooking up and testing misguided, outrageous, and often unprecedented food policies. They hope these policies will catch on across the country. Linnekin hopes otherwise.