Creating a Healthy Food System through Untapped Markets

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Lou Murray worked with the Secretary of USDA under two Presidents (Clinton and Bush) on regional and national food security models. He was the president of the Detroit Food Security Council which lead the way to urban farming in Detroit and he served on the advisory board of the Federal Reserve Bank under President Clinton and helped design the EBT System.  His work experience also includes 30 years, including serving as the head, of the External Affairs for the 1st Medicaid HMO in the country that hosted the regional USDA conference and was the first health plan in the country to put WIC in its health centers. Mr. Murray currently serves as the founder and head of the New Town Nation Farmers Market that participates in the EBT and FAB programs to provide fresh produce to the underserved community.