Two U.P. Cities Included in State Food Security Study

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Sault Ste. Marie and Brimley to be part of food security study in MichiganMARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Two eastern Upper Michigan communities are part of a five-year, $4 million study of disparities in access to healthy food across the state.

The researchers will interview residents and study data in 18 small to mid-sized cities including Sault Ste. Marie and Brimley to better understand the factors affecting “food security,” a socioeconomic term that defines easy access to safe and healthy food.

And because urban agriculture is seen as part of the solution to food insecurity in cities, the researchers will study how locally grown food can more easily get to the poor, traditionally minority, populations most at risk.

The study researchers will examine aspects of the food system that are necessary to connect food to consumers more efficiently.

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