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Food and Society Workshop, Tahsha LePage, Phoebe Ward, Monica Saralampi, Martha Megarry, Maria Frank, Matt Gunther, Authors

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People are working to ensure that healthy food, including adequate produce, is accessible...

...and affordable to all residents of southeast Minnesota, including the elderly and others with limited mobility.

This statement is based on passages from "Finding Food in Farm Country"...
Here, in the heart of a strong agricultural region that produces nearly a billion dollars worth of food annually, the town of Houston recently spent two years without a grocery store.
...and "Migrant Farmworkers in South-Central Minnesota: Farmworker-Led Research and Action for Change."
53% of the migrants answered that transportation
was the biggest problem they encountered in Minnesota. There is no public or private transportation system available for workers to travel from their houses to their jobs.
It is also reflected in statements from the Minnesota Farmers Market Association...
There are many farmers’ market entities (and more forming) servicing farmers, growers and producers throughout Minnesota that can benefit by networking to... promote and support acceptance of food assistance benefits such as SNAP, WIC, & FMNP.
...and Slow Food USA (on a past version of their webpage).
Food is a universal right. Food that is fair should be accessible to all, regardless of income, and produced by people who are treated with dignity and justly compensated for their labor.
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