Rising Cost of Food Issue Guide Available

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To provide opportunities to consider how best to respond to issues around the rising cost of food, MAES scientists, MSU Extension educators and other MSU researchers worked with stakeholders, experts and state residents to develop an issue guide for informal public forums to help participants explore the complex dynamics that confront our food and agriculture system.

The 31-page guide, “The Rising Cost of Food: What is our Food Future?” presents three ways to address the rising cost of food:

  • Taking personal stock, reassessing lifestyle, values and choices.
  • Local matters: re-embedding food in community.
  • Increased food production: more people means more demand.

The ideas that come out of the informal forums will be compiled and shared with organizations, concerned citizens, media and policymakers.

The guide and accompanying moderator’s manual are available online. For more information, contact Jan Hartough, MSUE state coordinator for public deliberation, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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