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Detroit Food Policy Council year in review

Imagine a Detroit where everyone has access to fresh produce and food that is not saturated with added salt, sugar and fat. Imagine a Detroit where everyone understands what healthy food is and where it comes from; people grow food on the abundant available land in the city; and people know their local farmers and grocers. ...

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2012 Review: Emergent systems abound in Detroit

I write this 2012 review just days before the winter solstice, a day important to me personally because it is also the day that I was born, here in Detroit, in 1969. Maybe it is the nature of the season to be more reflective, but for this column I’m inclined to write more directly from my lived experience. The winter solstice, Dec. 21, has also been blasted into popular culture due to the date being the end ...

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The Landscape of Detroit is constantly changing

For some, Detroit is becoming an urban oasis for a healthy lifestyle shift, creating a change in the neighborhoods of Detroit. This change comes slowly for some, more rapidly for others and many are not sure what to think of it. As a lifelong Detroiter, I’ve witnessed a lot of changes, some I hope to never see repeated, such as the disrespect of citizens by city leadership, abuse of power, and economic ineq ...

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