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.

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5th annual “Fast Food for Thought”

The 5th 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 coming soon and a delicious reception […]

UM researchers launch website about Food Access in Michigan (FAIM)

The Food Access in Michigan (FAIM) Project highlights the systemic challenges in addressing food insecurity while seeking to support regional food systems that strengthen local communities across the state. It is a USDA-funded study rooted in an environmental justice framework […]

New scholarly focus needed to help solve global food crisis, U-M experts say

The global food system is unsustainable and urgently needs an overhaul. Yet current approaches to finding solutions through applied academic research are too narrow and treat the food system as a collection of isolated components within established disciplines such as […]

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