Rhode Island Inno: URI summit tackles food insecurity

Rhode Islanders are eating more local food as the state sees new farmers and increased demand for urban agriculture, but additional investment and collaboration is needed to increase the consumption of locally grown products in lieu of imported foods, said one state official.

Julie Stelmaszyk, director of food strategy with the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, outlined the gains the Ocean State has made in increasing food access — and the hurdles that remain ahead — as the keynote speaker at the University of Rhode Island’s sixth annual Food Systems Summit last week.

Read the full article at Rhode Island Inno.


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