Engaging the people of Michigan, the United States and the world in developing regionally integrated, sustainable food systems.
Feb 15 2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Join us for the 8th Annual homegrown Local Food Summit. This year’s theme will be “Local Food for Everyone,” which was voted on by past participants.
Visit the full event page for more information.
Jul 17 2015
A $30 million public-private partnership loan and grant fund providing financing and business assistance to good food enterprises that benefit underserved communities across Michigan.
Jan 18 2016
This publication is an annotated bibliography of selected resources and publications focused on structural racism in the U.S. food system. It lists current research and outreach on structural racism in the U.S. food system. It has been updated in January 2016 to include an additional 25 citations, and digital object identifiers (doi) for many of the peer-reviewed publications.
Concentration and Power in the Food System Who Controls What We Eat? Book by Philip H. Howard Associate Professor at Michigan State University. He is also President of the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society (AFHVS) and a member of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems. It will be released February 25th 2016 and is available for preorder.
Commentary: Energy use, GHG and blue water impacts if US diet aligns with new USDA dietary recommend
CRFS Senior Fellow Mike Hamm uses a case study to show why a broad range of multi-disciplinary researchers should be consulted when studying the environmental implications of dietary choices.
Through a USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Grant the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS), Michigan Food and Farming Systems (MIFFS) and MSU Student Organic Farm will provide a limited number of $2,000 stipends to beginning farmers in Michigan.
Pirog will guide CRFS as it continues to engage partners across Michigan, the United States and the world in developing regionally integrated sustainable food systems through applied research, education and outreach. Hamm will remain with CRFS as a senior fellow, but will dedicate more time to writing and developing international food systems collaborations while continuing his teaching and research as MSU faculty.