The University of Michigan Sustainable Food Systems Initiative engages an interdisciplinary mix of students, faculty, and communities at local and global levels to learn from and build food systems that are health-promoting, economically viable, equitable, and ecologically sound.


September Faculty Spotlight: Alicia Alvarez

Influenced by “rebellious lawyering”, UM Law Professor Alicia Alvarez considers what justice means at all levels of the food system. Her clinic works with diverse client groups such as an urban farm, a farmer’s market,
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3rd Annual Fast Food for Thought (Oct 25, 2016)

The 3rd annual “Fast Food for Thought” will bring together 10 interdisciplinary faculty members from across campus to give a series of fast-paced talks (5 minutes each) related to food and/or agriculture. Speaker information below, and
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U-M to convert urine into fertilizer in Matthaei Botanical Gardens

ANN ARBOR, MI — The University of Michigan will attempt to convert human urine into a safe fertilizer for agriculture crops as part of a new $3 million grant. University of Michigan engineering researchers lead
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The 2016 SFSI Progress Report is Here!

The first ever SFSI progress report is here! CLICK HERE to download the May 2016 report and see what we’ve been up to.

UM Food Citizenship Project

The University of Michigan Sustainable Food Systems Initiative received a Higher Education Challenge grant from the US Department of Agriculture to increase student exposure to interdisciplinary approaches to agriculture and food systems. The project seeks
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New Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Food Systems!

The graduate certificate in Sustainable Food Systems is one focus area of the graduate certificate in Sustainability. The Sustainability graduate certificate provides the knowledge, skill sets, and credentials relevant to sustainability.  Graduates will be better
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