Chris Bedford is co-founder and President of the Sweetwater Local Foods Market—Michigan’s first farmers market. From 2001-2004, he was the National Campaign Coordinator for Sustainable Agricultural Programs of The Humane Society of the United States. In addition, he is a nationally known advocacy film maker and strategic campaign consultant whose work has won three dozen awards for excellence.

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In June 2003, Benton Harbor, Michigan—a city of 12,000 located on the Lake Michigan shore in the southwest corner of the state—experienced its fourth race riot in 50 years. For two nights, hundreds of young African Americans set fires and vandalized police cars as they battled 300 state troopers and local police. Although the immediate […]

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