The Craig Fahle Show

Detroit's Food Economy: Wrap-Up Panel

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

WDET's Back to Basics series exploring the reality of Detroit’s Food Economy continues with three people who are working to make healthy foods available to all Detroiters. Craig talks with Eric Davis, Director of the Food Initiative at United Way of Southeast Michigan; Betti Wiggins, Executive Director of Food Services for DPS; and Dan Carmody, President of Eastern Market Corporation.

The panel gets to the root of the Detroit's food system issues, asking how transportation, nutrition education, food assistance and economic development might move Detroit past its "food desert" label.

Can and should Detroit move past the debate that the city is a "food desert?" If so, how? Click on the audio player above and feel free to leave your comments below.

This series is made possible by the generous support of our Sustaining Members. Because of you, WDET can bring this critical story to everyone in our region.

Photo courtesy of Detroit Food and Fitness.