This Week in Sustainable Ag: Seedstock’s Weekly News Roundup
August 8, 2014 | seedstock
Ten Young People Changing the Food System
From urban farming to vegan foods, meet the future of food entrepreneurship.
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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