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Oak Park Garden Update

Last week Julie Bass, a Michigan homeowner who was slapped with fines and possible jail time for growing a food garden, discovered that a judge had dismissed the garden charges. We reported on on it last week, and Julie was kind enough to reach out with some more details.

July 19th

Will Michigan House Bill Stunt Farm-to-School Efforts?

Michigan House Bill 4306 addresses school contracts for food service, custodial and transportation services. The bill aims to mandate schools to participate in competitive bidding for the provision of these services. This means all schools that have successful food service operations without corporate control will be forced into privatization. What are the basic arguments for […]

April 12th

Unprecedented Growth in Factory Farming in U.S.

From California to Iowa to Michigan, factory farming has blown up in the past 5-10 years. A new interactive map on this topic created by Food & Water Watch “illustrates the geographic shift in where and how food is raised in the U.S. and allows anyone to quickly search for the highest concentration of animals […]

December 28th