Mike is a Visiting Fellow at Oxford Martin's Programme on the Future of Food. Mike’s work is focused on sustainable and regionalised food systems. He is the C. S. Mott Professor of Sustainable Agriculture and Senior Fellow, Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS) at Michigan State University.
He has a PhD in Human Nutrition from the University of Minnesota. Prior to 2003 move to MSU he spent nineteen years on the Rutgers University faculty in Nutritional Sciences. At MSU he was founding Director of the Center for Regional Food Systems. In his sixteen years at MSU Mike has published on a range of topics regarding health, sustainable food systems, urban agriculture, and regional/local food systems.
Most recently he was the lead author on the health chapter for the TEEBAgriFood report TEEB for Agriculture & Food: Scientific and Economic Foundations. He is a member of the Menu of Change Technical Advisory Committee and was a governor-appointed member of the Michigan Food Policy Council. Mike was a consultant on sustainability for the 2015 US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee report.