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This Week in Sustainable Ag: Seedstock’s Weekly News Roundup

August 8, 2014 |

seedstockTen Young People Changing the Food System

From urban farming to vegan foods, meet the future of food entrepreneurship.

Source: FoodTank

Michigan State University gets $6.9M to Study Bee Pollination

A USDA grant will allow MSU researchers to study bee pollination in over 100 fields from Pennsylvania to California, with the goal of improving pollination strategies for specialty growers.

Source: Crains Detroit Business

Consumers Willing to Pay Premium for Local Foods

A new survey of over 1,000 grocery shoppers found 70 percent willing to pay premium for fresh local foods, and nearly two-thirds prize freshness as the most important produce selection criteria.


Shrimp Farming in Detroit?  U-M Student Has Trial Underway

A 23-year old University of Michigan engineering master’s student is piloting shrimp aquaculture in Detroit.

Source: Detroit Free Press

A Bumper Crop of Microloans: Farmers Turn to Kiva Zip for Capital 

Kiva Zip is tearing it up with 100-percent repayment rate microloan program for farm startups.

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