Across the country people are recognizing that our industrial food system is failing to meet the needs of people, communities and the planet. In response, individuals, organizations and communities are developing strategies, policies and actions to support a food system that is healthy, ecologically sustainable, fair, and affordable for consumers.
We are fortunate. We start with a large bio-regional set of engaged and educated individuals and organizatons. Studies demonstrate that our region has enough land and good soil to grow enough good food for all citizens. Our region is connected by a local producer label, Superior Grown and we have a host of healthcare, schools and universites that are already working together to advance and deepen support of our regional food system.
Together, our region has worked to develop a Lake Superior Good Food Charter, with growing support by organizations, and government across the region. Finally, there is shared interest in the Superior Compact, a commitment to support 20% local food by 2020. By educating one another, and committing our purchasing dollars, we can rebuild lost infrastructure and together build a healthy, local, just and accessible local food system.