WHEREAS, the health and well-being of our citizens is of primary concern for the State of Michigan; and,
WHEREAS, promoting safer, healthier diets is a critical factor in improving citizens’ overall health; and,
WHEREAS, supporting sustainable family farms and local agriculture benefits the state’s economy; and,
WHEREAS, obtaining fair pay and safe conditions for food and farm workers is beneficial for both the producer and consumer so that the food we produce and consume is safe and fair for all; and,
WHEREAS, expanding access to food and reducing hunger is of critical importance to aid those who live in food deserts; and,
WHEREAS, reforming factory farms to protect the environment and farm animals is necessary to sustain future generations;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governorof Michigan, do hereby proclaim Thursday, October 24, 2014 as Food Day in Michigan.