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Posted Jul 25, 2014 @ 12:21 PM
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Oh, the Places We’ll Go: How Michigan Blueberries Move Through Our Food System.   The food and agriculture industry is a major driver of Michigan's economy, contributing $94 billion annually. This figure jumped 50 percent from 2004 to 2010 with the majority of growth coming from farming.    To understand the story behind this number, we decided to track how and where Michigan produce moves through the food system from field to fork, creating this growth.   
Posted Jul 9, 2014 @ 1:41 PM
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DETROIT — Before I visited The Motor City, I had a visual of abandoned buildings and urban food deserts. After I spent the day seeing stores and talking to motivated, energetic people committed to increasing fresh produce consumption, I have to admit their enthusiasm is contagious.
Posted Jun 25, 2014 @ 9:06 AM
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Maurice Walters just graduated from Erie Community College culinary school and is looking for a job. ose Gomez was forced to retire early for a variety of health reasons, including cancer. Despite their challenges, the two Buffalo men were happy Friday, when they became among the first in the region to experience a new program that will allow food stamp recipients like them to double their money at several farmers’ markets. I thought it was a good idea, a good deal not to pass up,” said Walters, 32.