The MSU Center for Regional Food Systems is working to engage the people of Michigan, the United States, and the world in applied research, education, and outreach to develop regionally integrated, sustainable food systems.
The MSU Center for Regional Food Systems recently published an annotated bibliography of selected resources and publications focused on structural racism in the U.S. food system.
Dr. Carver, a pioneer in environmental and social thinking, believed that it was man's duty to interact with nature and produce food in order to help to feed growing and impoverished populations.
The Grand Traverse Food Innovation Hub (GTFA) is filling up with new food businesses in Traverse City! The facility is designed to accelerate the growth of local food businesses and make lasting impacts on the regional economy.
Food hubs play a critical role in connecting local farmers to local markets. The second year of the University of Vermont Food Hub Management Certificate program welcomed several Michiganders.
Detroit Food Academy uses food and social entrepreneurship as a way to provide students with tools to become confident and holistic leaders in their lives, schools, and communities.
Food sovereignty is the ability of marginalized communities to not only have stake in the food system, but to control what they eat and how they eat it.
A recent panel on Race and Food Sovereignty hosted by the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems brought in leaders from around the state to speak on how their organizations are working toward food sovereignty in their communities.
Food is powerful because everyone eats. Yet, in the municipal daily grind, food doesn't rank high on the priority list, competing with budget decisions, emergency services and the crisis of the moment.
A new collaboration with the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center's Catering & Culinary Management program and Cultivate Michigan began this November, highlighting the importance that food and agriculture can play in school food service programs.
The Agrarian Adventure and their community partners help to connect over 3,000 students in Ann Arbor, Michigan and the surrounding area to their food, communities, health and environment.
In a statewide celebration and appreciation for one of Michigan's many phenomenal agricultural products, the third annual Michigan Apple Crunch took place on October 22, 2015. More than 300,000 apples were crunched statewide!
Bill Palladino of the Groundwork Center shares, that it is with relationships of respect and trust in our food system that Michigan will build its next success stories.
A national and statewide shortage of agricultural education teachers means that these programs are in danger of shutting down - programs that teach valuable career and life skills through agriculture, food and natural resources.
Improving our existing food system to one that assures better access, addresses poverty and impacts critical health, education and other issues for people of color cannot happen without the understanding of equity and collaboration with all people.
On August 10th, twelve Michigan youth attended the first-ever World Food Prize Michigan Youth Institute (WFP MIYI) event to learn about and engage in the related topics of food access, food security and feeding a growing global population.
The Food Bank Council of Michigan (FBCM) and their statewide network of member food banks are amassing a team of strategic partners who are determined not only to see hunger retreat, but rather ensure every person in Michigan becomes food secure.