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Posted Sep 23, 2015 @ 2:18 PM
  One of the most well-documented and controversial aspects of the United States is its complicated relationship with food.  Through years of unsustainable agricultural practices, the U.S. faces shortages of fresh food, particularly in impoverished communities.  Combined with the...
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Posted Sep 23, 2015 @ 1:51 PM
A new program that helps low-income families stretch their food dollars and buy local, too, promises nourishment for urban and rural areas.   One indicator is the crowd of mayors and city council members from around metropolitan Kansas City at a recent media event featuring results from...
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Posted Sep 23, 2015 @ 1:35 PM
The Michigan Good Food Fund is a new public-private partnership loan and grant fund created to finance healthy food production, distribution, processing, and retail projects that benefit underserved communities throughout Michigan. It launched summer 2015 with a series of community events across...
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Posted Sep 23, 2015 @ 11:47 AM
  The good news is that the nearly 50 million Americans who participate in the food stamp program are getting as many calories in food, on average, as everyone else.   The bad news is that those calories are coming from much less healthy things.
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Posted Sep 23, 2015 @ 9:03 AM
This fall, Repair the World is building a movement to Inspire Service, focusing on the critical issue of food justice in conjunction with Hunger Action Month.   Meanwhile, we’re spotlighting the work of awesome food justice-minded companies and organizations around the world. This...
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Posted Sep 23, 2015 @ 6:39 AM
When a child becomes unhealthy early in life, everyone shoulders the burden – the wealthy and the poor, the black and the white, you and me.   The child herself could be faced with chronic issues related to being overweight or malnourished: sickness, poor school performance, missed...
Posted Aug 31, 2015 @ 1:27 PM
  DETROIT (AP) - Surgeon General Vivek Murthy is scheduled to visit Detroit’s Eastern Market as part of National Farmers Market Week.   Murthy will speak Saturday with local families and farmers who benefit from Fair Food Network’s Double Up Food Bucks program....
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Posted Aug 31, 2015 @ 12:15 PM
The Fair Food Network says it will use a $5.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to expand Michigan’s Double Up Food Bucks program. The program helps residents receiving food assistance benefits purchase more fresh fruits and vegetables through a dollar matching system.
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Posted Aug 17, 2015 @ 2:17 PM
Access to fresh, healthy food as an economic development driver is becoming part of the picture in Michigan with the launch of Michigan Good Food Fund in June.   This statewide loan and grant fund will provide financing and business assistance to benefit communities with good food and...
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Posted Aug 14, 2015 @ 2:31 PM
  Most people don’t think about the revolutionary potential of salad.    But Christopher Washington, James Livengood, and Tony Gibbons are taking a fresh approach with Radicle Farm Company.