On April 3rd, the Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS) and the Ecology Center launched a network to unite farmers, food processors, and food service directors in increasing the amount of Michigan food served in institutions.
Protecting children from environmental health hazards is the goal of a “wiki,” or database of research, authoritative reports, and relevant policy activity and recommendations that was recently launched by the Michigan Network for Children’s Environmental Health and the Ecology Center.
A broad coalition of business leaders, elected officials and community
organizations including the Ecology Center have launched a campaign to support a ballot proposal to
finance improvements in public transit in Washtenaw County’s urban core.
A “fruit and vegetable prescription” program designed to increase access to fresh, locally grown produce among at-risk patients in Detroit has shown promise as a way to reduce diet-related medical problems including obesity, diabetes and hypertension.