Rising Cost of Food Issue Guide Available
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.
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