food

WSW: Taking on Hunger

Jul 29, 2015
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“You don’t worry about education, you don’t worry about health insurance, you don’t worry about other problems in life if you’re hungry” says the Director of the Food Bank Council of Michigan Phillip Knight. 


Robbie Feinberg

About a year ago, the Kalamazoo non-profit Fair Food Matters launched a one-time program called the Business Builder Scholarship. It was a first-of-its kind program largely funded by the city that granted $60,000 to low-income residents with business ideas but few resources. So how did the new experiment fare? 


Healthy food remains scarce in Detroit despite the opening of two new grocery stores in as many years, according to a report released Thursday on food access in the state. About 1.8 million Michiganians, including 300,000 children, live in areas with limited access to healthy food, according the Healthy Food Access Campaign Report, which found that many of Michigan’s rural and urban areas lack of enough grocery stores, farmers markets and other fresh food sources. (Detroit News)

WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan schools could hold up to three bake sales per week during school hours under a bill approved by the state Senate. 

Nicolette Hahn Niman

Why would a vegetarian defend beef? Nicolette Hahn Niman, environmental lawyer, rancher, food activist, and vegetarian, does just that in her controversial new book, Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production, The Manifesto of an Environmental Lawyer and Vegetarian Turned Cattle Rancher, published by Chelsea Green in October 2014.

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