Why is Land Access Critical? Bridging the Gap Between Food, Health and Land

November 21, 2017

This paper provides a brief explanation of connections between health and access to farmland. With diet-related chronic disease rates escalating in the United States, farmland being threatened by development, and more and more producers retiring without a succession plan we have reached an intersection of troubling realities. Land for agricultural purposes is critical to our nation’s health. Without available land and farmers, the future of agriculture and the public’s health is in jeopardy.

Why is Land Access Critical? Bridging the Gap Between Food, Health and Land


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Michigan’s Emerging Farmers


Authors

Nishi Singhal


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Center for Regional Food Systems

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