Would you be willing to pay more in taxes to "possibly" reduce hunger in your state?

Yes
67% (6 votes)
No
33% (3 votes)
Total votes: 9

If you answered yes,

How much would you be willing to pay? 

Do you think it is everyone’s responsibility to do the same?

Do you think everyone should have equal increases in taxes for this issue?

Do you think this is the most effective way to reduce hunger?

 

If you answered no,

Why would you not be willing to pay more in taxes?

Would you donate money to reduce hunger?

What do you think are better solutions in addressing hunger?

Have you ever eaten food past its expiration date?

Yes
94% (17 votes)
No
6% (1 vote)
Total votes: 18

Answer before reading article:

Do you think it is safe to eat food past its expiration date? What do you think food expiration dates mean? If you answered yes to the poll, what was your experience in eating food past its expiration date?

Article: http://healthland.time.com/2013/09/18/is-your-food-expired-dont-be-so-quick-to-toss-it/

Answer after reading article:

How do you think your future behavior will change after learning this new information? Do you think there should be food date labeling standards?

GMO's

GMO's or genetically modified organisms are plants, animals, microorganisms or other organisms whose genetic makeup has been modified in a laboratory using genetic engineering or transgenic technology. This important creation has become a hotly debated topic in the food industry ever since its introduction in 1994. In the United States a huge portion of what people eat everyday has been genetically modified. In fact, “three major commodity crops are raised predominantly from GMO seed:  field corn (92%*), soybeans (94%*), and cotton (94%*)”.  

The Availability and Quality of Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens

Hello all,

In order to further our knowledge of hunger and food insecurity in Michigan, I wanted to discuss an aspect that isn't necessarily being covered in the media, but something that we can always improve upon. It's especially relevant because I'm aware that many students in the MSC are volunteering to combat food insecurity by working at Food Gatherers or a local soup kitchen. If we were to use our experiences and brainstorm, we'd have the potential to enhance our communities and set a precedent for the rest of the state.

Hepatitis Outbreaks Stemming from Michigan Restaurants

All,

Just yesterday, the state of Michigan unfortunately saw another individual die as a result of a slow but consistent outbreak of Hepatitis A. According to CNN, over 20 Michigan residents have died in the past year and a half, and there are currently 677 reported cases across the state. While this is surely a health issue and definitely could be included in that MSC category, I wanted to focus on a particular aspect of the problem that for some reason has had the most prevelance in Michigan: restaurants and convinience stores.

Food Waste in the US

Food waste is a major issue in the US. About 40% of food in the US is never eaten. Meanwhile, 1 in every 8 Americans struggles to put food on the table. The Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) has been doing a lot of work to decrease food waste in our country. The US has also set its first ever goal to reduce food waste, aiming to decrease food wasted by 50% by 2030. The NRDC has started two major initiatives when it comes to decreasing food waste: (1) standardizing food labels and (2) changing policy when it comes to food donations. 

GMO's

GMO's or genetically modified organisms are plants, animals, microorganisms or other organisms whose genetic makeup has been modified in a laboratory using genetic engineering or transgenic technology. This important creation has become a hotly debated topic in the food industry ever since its introduction in 1994. In the United States a huge portion of what people eat everyday has been genetically modified. In fact, “three major commodity crops are raised predominantly from GMO seed:  field corn (92%*), soybeans (94%*), and cotton (94%*)”.  

The Availability and Quality of Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens

Hello all,

In order to further our knowledge of hunger and food insecurity in Michigan, I wanted to discuss an aspect that isn't necessarily being covered in the media, but something that we can always improve upon. It's especially relevant because I'm aware that many students in the MSC are volunteering to combat food insecurity by working at Food Gatherers or a local soup kitchen. If we were to use our experiences and brainstorm, we'd have the potential to enhance our communities and set a precedent for the rest of the state.

Hepatitis Outbreaks Stemming from Michigan Restaurants

All,

Just yesterday, the state of Michigan unfortunately saw another individual die as a result of a slow but consistent outbreak of Hepatitis A. According to CNN, over 20 Michigan residents have died in the past year and a half, and there are currently 677 reported cases across the state. While this is surely a health issue and definitely could be included in that MSC category, I wanted to focus on a particular aspect of the problem that for some reason has had the most prevelance in Michigan: restaurants and convinience stores.

Food Waste in the US

Food waste is a major issue in the US. About 40% of food in the US is never eaten. Meanwhile, 1 in every 8 Americans struggles to put food on the table. The Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) has been doing a lot of work to decrease food waste in our country. The US has also set its first ever goal to reduce food waste, aiming to decrease food wasted by 50% by 2030. The NRDC has started two major initiatives when it comes to decreasing food waste: (1) standardizing food labels and (2) changing policy when it comes to food donations. 

Kid's Food Basket: A Model to Follow

"One in five Michigan children is food insecure. Teachers witness students failing to thrive due to poor nutrition. A lack of consistent, nutritious food limits cognitive development and leaves kids unable to concentrate in school. Additionally, without healthy food, children can demonstrate behavioral issues like irritability, aggression, and anxiety."

"More than 338,000 children in Michigan live in households that were food insecure at some point during the year"

Food Insecurity in the Upper Peninsula

All,

As many of you are aware, food insecurity is a detrimental issue that affects many in the state of Michigan and around the country. This is especially true among youth, as kids may miss meals or pick less nourishing options such as fast food in order to spend less money. While it is common to think of urban areas such as Detroit and Flint as locations struck by this problem, it can be easy to forget that this is a serious issue for families in western Michigan and the Upper Peninsula as well.

Put an End to the Tide Pod Challenge

Hello all,

Throughout this semester, we will undoubtedly investigate child and youth hunger issues ranging from school cafeterias, to food deserts, to replacing unhealthy vending machines. While these are surely more detrimental and wide-spread problems for the state of Michigan, I wanted to start our discussions off with a very different issue since it is being covered by the media frequently this month.

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Would you be willing to pay more in taxes to "possibly" reduce hunger in your state?

Yes
67% (6 votes)
No
33% (3 votes)
Total votes: 9

If you answered yes,

How much would you be willing to pay? 

Do you think it is everyone’s responsibility to do the same?

Do you think everyone should have equal increases in taxes for this issue?

Do you think this is the most effective way to reduce hunger?

 

If you answered no,

Why would you not be willing to pay more in taxes?

Would you donate money to reduce hunger?

What do you think are better solutions in addressing hunger?

Have you ever eaten food past its expiration date?

Yes
94% (17 votes)
No
6% (1 vote)
Total votes: 18

Answer before reading article:

Do you think it is safe to eat food past its expiration date? What do you think food expiration dates mean? If you answered yes to the poll, what was your experience in eating food past its expiration date?

Article: http://healthland.time.com/2013/09/18/is-your-food-expired-dont-be-so-quick-to-toss-it/

Answer after reading article:

How do you think your future behavior will change after learning this new information? Do you think there should be food date labeling standards?

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