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Rescued food feeds the poor

By Karen Hopper Usher

Trucks carrying some 40,000 tons of cherries will drop them off this month in Cadillac to fill food bank shelves in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.

It’s part of a statewide effort to reduce food waste and put it to use feeding poor people.

“The state is one of the winners when hunger comes off the table,” said Phil Knight, executive director of the Food Bank Council of Michigan. Continue reading Rescued food feeds the poor


What is a food system?


The food system deals with food from planting to consumption.

Maria Rodriguez Murphy, assistant director for Management at the Global Center for Food Systems Innovations at Michigan State University, discusses food systems research.

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