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5:00 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Homegrown Local Food Summit On Monday

This year's Homegrown Local Food Summit will focus on many cultures one movement.  The summit is Monday at Washtenaw Community College with a potluck and a screening of a film about Grace Lee Boggs one of the headliners for the event on Sunday.  

Credit Courtesy Photo / HomeGrown Local Food Summit
 

Ecological Economist Josh Farley is the other headliner.  Farley thinks typical market reactions to cover ecological costs of food production have devastating consequences.

Ecological Economist Josh Farley discusses the problems with just letting normal market forces impact food production.

Farley says a shift back to agriculture practices that mimic the natural world is needed.  He notes we now use 10 calories of hydro-carbons to produce one calorie of food when we used to produce ten calories of food from one calorie of energy.  

Click here for more information on this year's Local Food Summit.

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— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him acluley@emich.edu.