In Michigan
8:41 am
Mon July 5, 2010

Groups outline 10-year vision for Mich. fresh food

DETROIT, MI –

A number of groups that want to find ways to increase the availability of fresh, healthy food across Michigan and spur economic growth have offered a 10-year vision for making that happen.

The recently released Michigan Good Food Charter outlines a series of priorities to help leverage the state's already diverse agricultural production system and respond to demand for locally grown food.

Michael Hamm leads Michigan State University's C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems. He says the charter also will be used to help inform state-level candidates about food issues ahead of the November election.

The Food Bank Council of Michigan and the Michigan Food Policy Council also are part of the effort.

A copy of the charter is on the Michigan Good Food website.