2022 Michigan Good Food Charter Two-Page Summary


August 22, 2022 - <scaleral@msu.edu>, Qiana Mickie, Yma Johnson, Lindsay Mensch, <kellyra2@msu.edu>

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.



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