Madison and its anchor institutions can do more to build a healthy food system

It was disappointing to read the decision of UW Health to end contracts with some local growers and producers in Lindsay Christians’ recent Cap Times article, “UW Health shifts focus on local food, surprising farmers and producers.” UW Health is not only a medical treatment facility but also an anchor of community health and wealth in Dane County and southern Wisconsin.

Healthy food, grown sustainably on Wisconsin farms is preventative medicine, not just a budget item taking dollars away from important treatments. By leveraging a small part of its purchasing power, UW Health has been building a system that upholds community health, minimizes pollution of air and water that diminishes health, and improves economic well-being of our rural residents....

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Ken Notes: I hope they work this out, but in the end it is always a business decision or you will not be in business....



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