How we produce and consume food has a bigger impact on Americans’ well-being than any other human activity. The food industry is the largest sector of our economy; food touches everything from our health to the environment, climate change, economic inequality and the federal budget. Yet we have no food policy — no plan or agreed-upon principles — for managing American agriculture or the food system as a whole. That must change...

How we produce and consume food has a bigger impact on Americans’ well-being than any other human activity. The food industry is the largest sector of our economy; food touches everything from our health to the environment, climate change, economic inequality and the federal budget. Yet we have no food policy — no plan or agreed-upon principles — for managing American agriculture or the food system as a whole. That must change...

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The Insanity of Our Food Policy By JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ - "Now, though, the farm subsidies serve a quite different purpose. From 1995 to 2012, 1 percent of farms received about $1.5 million each, which is more than a quarter of all subsidies, according to the Environmental Working Group. Some three-quarters of the subsidies went to just 10 percent of farms.''

The Insanity of Our Food Policy By JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ - "Now, though, the farm subsidies serve a quite different purpose. From 1995 to 2012, 1 percent of farms received about $1.5 million each, which is more than a quarter of all subsidies, according to the Environmental Working Group. Some three-quarters of the subsidies went to just 10 percent of farms.''

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How a national food policy could save American lives || Mark Bittman, Michael Pollan, Ricardo Salvador and Olivier De Schutter

How a national food policy could save American lives || Mark Bittman, Michael Pollan, Ricardo Salvador and Olivier De Schutter

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Does your legislator stand up for good food policy? Do you know how your elected officials voted on major food policy issues? There’s a simple and easy way to find out, thanks in part to Top Chef's Tom Colicchio

Does your legislator stand up for good food policy? Do you know how your elected officials voted on major food policy issues? There’s a simple and easy way to find out, thanks in part to Top Chef's Tom Colicchio

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Food Labeling Infographic - Are you aware that if you buy a product sold as trans fat free, you could still be consuming a substantial amount of this unhealthy substance? Deceptive labeling practices could lead to medically significant consumption of harmful trans fat, in spite of what is stated on FDA approved labels. In fact, failure to identify high-risk foods could cause people to go over the recommended daily value of 1.11 grams of trans fat coming from processed food items and result…

Food Labeling Infographic - Are you aware that if you buy a product sold as trans fat free, you could still be consuming a substantial amount of this unhealthy substance? Deceptive labeling practices could lead to medically significant consumption of harmful trans fat, in spite of what is stated on FDA approved labels. In fact, failure to identify high-risk foods could cause people to go over the recommended daily value of 1.11 grams of trans fat coming from processed food items and result…

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The results are in! These Politicians Were Best - And Worst - for Food Policy in 2013 - foodpolicyaction.org

The results are in! These Politicians Were Best - And Worst - for Food Policy in 2013 - foodpolicyaction.org

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