Food In the News

Recent news items about topics related to this year's Reading Together program.

What is Food Sovereignty?

"Food sovereignty is the right of people to determine their own food or agriculture policy as opposed to one-size-fits-all or larger entities deciding the food policy. According to Michigan State University Extension, food sovereignty is the next step beyond food security; it is about being able to choose food that is fresh, healthy and culturally-appropriate, and food that was produced in a sustainable manner. Other characteristics of food sovereignty include a focus on food for people as opposed to food produced primarily for markets or large commercial interests. There is also an emphasis on local control of food and food policy decisions." More... 

—Michigan State University Extension, Dec. 13, 2013