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Posted Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:54 PM
Tri-Caucus briefing focuses on collaboration by Fair Food Network, Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), and PolicyLink.
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Posted Apr 18, 2013 @ 11:53 AM
At FFN, we engage with stakeholders from many walks of life: low-income consumers who receive SNAP benefits, health care providers who serve low-income communities, community organizers, national thought leaders, and policymakers. Sustainable agriculture organizations, the antihunger community, the...
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Posted Apr 10, 2013 @ 3:07 PM
No place has more serious food systems challenges than Detroit; more than half of Detroit residents lack access to healthy, fresh food and consequently many suffer from food-related health issues. Yet, Detroit is also an epicenter of the good food movement with hundreds of neighborhood and school...
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Posted Apr 9, 2013 @ 2:00 PM
The cherry blossoms are in bloom again in Washington, DC, signaling the start of…the Congressional farm bill discussion season! Today, Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME) introduced the Farms, Food and Jobs Act of 2013 in the Senate and the House.
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Posted Apr 4, 2013 @ 8:54 AM
On December 5, 2012, I had the opportunity to participate in a Telephone Town Hall Meeting held by Fair Food Network’s Strengthening Detroit Voices project. Fair Food Network (FFN) is a nationally-recognized nonprofit organization that “works at the intersection of food systems,...
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Posted Apr 4, 2013 @ 8:38 AM
Let’s start with what (you think) you know: You have been bombarded with negative press about Detroit: lack of access to healthy foods, violence in the city, poverty, and blight. There is no question that there is work to be done, but our goal at Fair Food Network is to ensure that the...
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Posted Mar 28, 2013 @ 9:26 AM
Fair Food Network is excited to present a new video featuring the work of our Strengthening Detroit Voices initiative, a partnership that empowers the Detroit community to advocate for policies at the local, state, and national level to grow a healthy, sustainable food system for all.
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Posted Mar 14, 2013 @ 8:50 AM
Obese people account for 37 percent of the United States’ population, but obesity-related diseases and health problems account for 61 percent of healthcare costs in the United States every year (“The Economics of Overweight and Obesity,” 2007). The costs exceed $147 billion per...
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Posted Feb 28, 2013 @ 12:12 PM
Besides redesigning the food system to ensure access to healthy food for all, Fair Food Network knows that a sustainable food system can also mean economic development for Detroiters. Beginning in the fall of 2011, Fair Food Network implemented the pilot Detroit Grocery Incubator (DGI) program,...
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Posted Feb 28, 2013 @ 9:39 AM
With two new budget and fiscal crises looming at the end of February and the end of March, Farm Bill program reductions are again being offered as a way to avert across-the-board governments cuts referred to as “sequestration.”