Posted December 16, 2014
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder abolished a council that supported local food systems and agricultural diversity, according to an Inquisitr article available here.
Governor Jennifer Granholm established the Michigan Food Policy Council in 2005 hoping it would help citizens “cultivate a healthy, safe food supply, especially for low-income and urban households.”
The Council’s goal was to “bring together a diverse group of stakeholders” in order to improve Michigan’s food environment.”
“I appreciate the council’s work and am confident that this reorganization will build on its accomplishments to further protect and strengthen our state,” said Snyder.
Some local food advocates are unsure why Snyder abolished the Council.
For more information on local food systems, please visit the National Agricultural Law Center’s website here.