October 26, 2016
Existing and developing Michigan local food councils, including food policy councils, are eligible to apply for grants of up to $5,000, with the option of matching funds up to $1,000 ($6,000 total). Applications are due by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.
Call for Citations for Fourth Edition of Annotated Bibliography on Structural Racism Present in the U.S. Food System
October 4, 2016
Submissions of citations for the fourth edition of CRFS's Annotated Bibliography of Structural Racism Present in the U.S. Food System are requested by October 30, 2016.
September 20, 2016
Research shows interest, opportunity, and potential from Migrant and Seasonal Head Start programs to expand farm to early care and education efforts.
August 9, 2016
The theme of the 2016 Good Food Summit is “Good Food for All: The road to 2020.” Participants in the day-long event will celebrate state and local successes, engage with sector-specific breakout tracks, network with others from around Michigan and across the food system, and hear stories about successful Michigan collaborations.
June 15, 2016
The “food hub” model is proving to be financially successful across a variety of legal structures and markets, according to a newly published report from the Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems and the Wallace Center at Winrock International.
April 28, 2016
The MI Farm to School Grant Program is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year.
April 14, 2016
The MSU Center for Regional Food Systems is seeking abstracts for breakout sessions for the 2016 Michigan Good Food Summit. The Summit will address best practices in the field of "good food" (food that is healthy, green, fair, and affordable) This year's theme, Good Food for All: The Road to 2020.
March 24, 2016
The MSU Center for Regional Food Systems is working to engage the people of Michigan, the United States, and the world in applied research, education, and outreach to develop regionally integrated, sustainable food systems. On Greening of the Great Lakes to talk more about the center and it's work is its director, Richard Pirog.
February 23, 2016
The 2016 Michigan Good Food Summit will be held on October 28, 2016 at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, East Lansing, MI. Whether you're a food consumer, grower, buyer, advocate, educator, or policymaker, come to connect with others who want to further good food - food that is healthy, green, fair, and affordable. Plan to join us!
February 9, 2016
In the coming months, ICMA will release the full findings from its survey on local government engagement in food system activities. Conducted for the second time in partnership with CRFS, this survey highlights changes and trends since 2012 and provides new insights from the 2,237 respondents.
January 28, 2016
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
January 25, 2016
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.
January 21, 2016
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.
January 18, 2016
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.
January 15, 2016
In this post, CRFS affiliate Michaela Oldfield explores ways that state laws could impact federal food policy using two examples: a recent decision in California on the National Organic Program, and the Grocery Manufacturers Association's challenge to Vermont's bill requiring labels for genetically engineered products.