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What's a Food Charter

Food charters drive visions, actions, and strategies for civically engaged food systems.

Food charters drive visions, actions, and strategies for civically engaged food systems. Michigan’s Good Food Charter is the first statewide charter in the nation. Minnesota has completed one as well. Both charters highlight what state, county, city, and town levels of government can do to stimulate access to healthy foods for all. Whether it’s promoting local investment through microloans, starting a networked system of food policy councils, driving efforts to preserve rural grocery stores, promoting food coops, or creating policies that support urban agriculture – a charter recommends to decision makers at all levels of government where they put their efforts.

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