The Food System as an Economic Driver: Strategies and Applications for MichiganDOWNLOAD FILE
August 10, 2010 - Author: David S. Conner, William A. Knudson, Mike Hamm, H. Christopher Peterson
Presented below are the results of an input-output analysis for Michigan under the scenario where all residents in the state meet the USDA's fruit and vegetable consumption guidelines by eating more seasonally available Michigan grown fresh produce.
Transition to a more local, sustainable food system has the potential to help address many chronic problems facing communities across the country. We present results of an input-output analysis for Michigan measuring income and job impacts of a scenario in which residents meet USDA fruit and vegetable consumption guidelines by eating more seasonally available Michigan grown fresh produce. Our study finds that almost 2,000 jobs and $200 million in new income would be created. We relate this to initiatives on the state, regional and community level engaging broad stakeholder groups and creating opportunity for increased access to locally grown foods.
input-output model, fruit and vegetable consumption
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