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The City of Battle Creek is going online to help restaurants and other food-related businesses get through the corona virus pandemic.

John Halaka

Gardeners and farmers are already thinking about the seeds they will plant in spring. They also think about those seeds throughout the winter, planning each crop and each garden row with care.

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A community activist in Detroit says social justice won't be complete without big changes in the way people eat. Malik Yakini is the cofounder of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network. He says minority communities in particular need what he calls "food sovereignty."

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It's that time of year, time when outdoor farmers markets reopen, when you may be asked to send a dish to your child's end-of-school year celebration, when you might have to volunteer at your service group's or house of worship's spaghetti dinner fundraiser or the like. Or, maybe it's your turn to make Easter dinner for the relatives. Whatever the reason you find yourself making loads of food for others, do you know how to prepare it safely? A class is planned Thursday for everyday citizens and civic groups to learn.

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These days, the meat and dairy products on your table probably came from a densely packed "factory farm." But former Kalamazoo City commissioner Nicolette Hahn Niman says it wasn't always so.