Elaine Brown Reappointed to Michigan Food Policy Council
June 2008: Governor Granholm hasn’t forgotten about Michigan agriculture or our food systems and recently made appointments and reappointments to the Michigan Food Policy Council (MFPC) to improve Michigan’s food future.
The MFPC brings together 21 diverse Board members from the food world to recommend programs and policies to the Governor to cultivate a safe, healthy and available food supply for all of Michigan’s residents while building on the state’s agricultural diversity to enhance economic growth.
Elaine Brown, Michigan Food & Farming Systems – MIFFS Executive Director, is one of those Board members and has been reappointed to the MFPC and elected as the group secretary where she will serve on the Promoting Michigan Foods and Enhancing Agricultural Viability task forces.
“We are really working to promote Michigan foods and improve the supply and value chains within our state,” said Brown. “Our focus is on improving connections between Michigan growers and local food processors, manufacturers, distributors and retailers to increase consumption of Michigan-grown and processed foods.”
That includes getting local food into schools, hospitals, colleges and other institutions and expanding food-related businesses across the state to improve access to fresh and healthy Michigan-grown for everyone, everywhere, especially school children and low-income families and individuals in both urban and rural areas.
“The work of the Food Policy Council really aligns with MIFFS’ vision to bring farmers and communities together and improve the state’s economy, environment and social well-being,” said Brown. “I’m excited to be a part of it, making Michigan agriculture and food systems stronger and more viable for the future.”
For more information,please visit the Michigan Food Policy Council Web site at: http://www.mda.state.mi.us/mfpc/
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