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General News    H3'ed 2/6/09

Opportunity Knocks When It Comes to a Local Food Economy

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All these efforts for change, however, have barely dented the deeply-entrenched industrialized food system.  Michigan residents, for example, spend $26 billion on food with only 10 percent from the state’s farmers, according to a 2001 MLUI study.

 

“Michigan has the second most diverse agriculture in the United States [with 150 crops],” said Pothukuchi.  “We could add another $2.6 billion to the state’s economy if we increased production of local food by another 10 percent.”

 

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This article appeared in Energy Bulletin on February 5, 2009.

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