2022 Michigan Good Food Charter Two-Page SummaryDOWNLOAD FILE
August 22, 2022 - Author: Lindsey Scalera, Qiana Mickie, Yma Johnson, Lindsay Mensch, Rachel Kelly
The 2022 Charter outlines a shared vision for good food systems in Michigan with six goals, six strategies, and 22 action recommendations. The Charter calls for systemic change by supporting food systems that:
- ensure food is accessible to everyone,
- promote healthy communities,
- use fair and sustainable production methods, and
- support a diverse and equitable society.
A Quick Look at the 2022 Charter
A shared vision for Michigan’s Food Systems: Michigan has a thriving food economy distinguished by equity, health, and sustainability.
The Charter envisions good food systems that are:
- Accessible: Everyone can access and afford healthy, culturally relevant food where they live, work, learn, and play.
- Equitable: The food system promotes just and fair inclusion in a society where all people can participate, prosper, and have the power to make decisions.
- Fair: No one is exploited in the food production process, and people working in food systems have access to living wages, benefits, safe work environments, and pathways for career advancement.
- Healthy: The food system supports opportunities for everyone to be as healthy as possible, physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually.
- Diverse: The food system encourages diversity - of scale, products, means of access, production strategies, markets, ownership models, and foodways - as a strength that fosters community and system resilience as we face an unknown future.
Learn more about the Michigan Food Charter.