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Food Justice

Though there is an unprecedented quantity of food worldwide today, over one billion people lack adequate access to healthy food. Meanwhile, industrial food systems generate considerable greenhouse gas emissions, while obesity and diet-related diseases persist. University of Michigan researchers are analyzing how food access disparities manifest in different communities, and are assessing the efficacy of current and potential policy solutions. Experts at the Sustainable Food Systems Initiative coordinate multidisciplinary approaches, while the Campus Farm and U-M Sustainable Food Program provide living, learning laboratories for U-M students to support more equitable food systems.

News and Impact

Alyssa Paredes
All signs point to bananas
Several cows in a barn
Air pollution impacts on Latinx communities in California caused by beef production
A student wearing a mask stocks shelves in the food pantry
This is how you feed potential
A masked and gloved person carrying a cardboard box of food
Coronavirus Pandemic Worsens Food Insecurity for Low-Income Adults
Elderly woman frowning at a bowl of soup
Even before COVID-19, many adults over 50 lacked stable food supply, didn’t use assistance
Leah Penniman speaking with a microphone in front of an image of protesting Black farmers projected on a screen
Leah Penniman: “Farming While Black: Uprooting Racism, Seeding Sovereignty”
Zahir Janmohamed speaking in front of a screen showing a news article
Zahir Janmohamed: “De-colonizing Food Journalism”