Ringing up a Healthier Food System

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As we’ve said in this blog before, a conversation with Ken Meter of the Crossroads Resource Center is always an enlightening experience. His economic analyses of food and farming systems here in Minnesota and across the country have provided some real eye-opening insights into just how dysfunctional our corn-bean-feedlot machine is. Most recently, he’s taken his examination of our food and farming system one step further and looked at how it affects Minnesotans’ health. It turns out economics is a key element here as well. As he told me during a recent LSP podcast: “Healthy eating has economic implications, and is also limited by economics.” To see what Meter means, check out the podcast (episode 77) and his latest study.

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