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December 9, 2019 at 9:08 am

University to Business Quotes Moran on Support for Local Food

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Dr. Theresa Moran

Dr. Theresa Moran was quoted in a University to Business article headlined “Ohio University rallies support for the local food industry.”

Moran is Assistant Professor & Food Studies Theme Director, Sustainable Living Hub Coordinator at Ohio University.

By switching buying local, the university is advancing two critical missions: supporting local food producers and reducing its carbon footprint by minimising food transportation.

To achieve this, the university has for the past four years relied on grants from the Sugar Bush Foundation, a supporting organisation of the Ohio University Foundation that funds collaborations between the institution and local communities.

Each year, the grants are used to address a different aspect of strengthening the local food system, OU Food Studies Theme director Theresa Moran said in The Post. Moran, who oversees these initiatives, has been instrumental in securing these grants for the university. The grant is being applied for again this year.

Among other efforts, the grant has been used for the Farm to OHIO working group, a brainchild of Moran’s that was set up to map out steps and hurdles for regional food producers to sell to the university.

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