The vegan Brooklyn borough president visited the new farm on Eastern Parkway on Oct. 12 to see just how much they’ve grown in less than a month on the formerly vacant lot. Eric Adams turned the garden tour into a campaign event, giving a speech about his health priorities should he be elected mayor on Nov 2. With the election just weeks away, Adams chose to talk about food as medicine, and tie it into his stance on hunger, COVID-19, and obesity.
“Communities that experience a lack of access to healthy food experience a lack of access to healthy preventative healthcare,” Adams said in a speech after he toured the grounds.
Mayoral Candidate Eric Adams stands with Dr. Melony Samuels, executive director and founder of The Campaign Against Hunger. Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC
The vegan Brooklyn borough president visited the new [...]