In a report setting the agricultural agenda for President Obama’s second term, the President’s Council of Advisors for Science and Technology (PCAST) calls for the federal perspective on agriculture to be “reimagined” as an “innovation ecosystem”, emphasizing a new vision for science and technology in agriculture and agricultural research in [...]
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Detroit’s Eastern Market, along with the USDA and FamilyFarmed.org, is offering an excellent learning and networking opportunity for fruit and vegetable growers in Detroit. Eastern Market, a six block facility that has been feeding Detroit since 1891, will host a daylong workshop focusing on post-harvest handling, food safety and marketing [...]
As a recognized leader in supporting Detroit’s local food economy, Atlas Wholesale Food Company has teamed up with Local Orbit and Detroit Eastern Market to streamline the distribution link and improve transparencies between wholesale buyers and farm producers. “Connecting the dots is what it is all about. In a lot [...]
Mike Thorn believes in change. He believes that small farmers can build sustainable businesses. He believes that restaurants and institutions will one day be able to source local food with ease. And he believes it’s time for high-tech solutions to support the vibrant, local businesses that are bringing good food [...]
If you’ve been keeping up with our blog or the travels of our founder, Erika Block, you probably know a little bit about Poptech. For the uninitiated, here’s a quick rundown: Each year Poptech gathers together a class of Social Innovation Fellows from around the world. Although they all come [...]