Politics of the Plate

Mixed Results for GMO Ballot Measures

John Connor Cleveland, RealClearPolitics

The Last Anti-Fat Crusaders

Nina Teicholz, Wall Street Journal

Iowan's USDA Appointment Raises Concern

Jeff Stier, The Des Moines Register

The Next Dietary Guidelines Debate

Marshall Matz & Nathaniel Fretz, Agri-Pulse

Dietary-Environmental Link Stirs Guideline Controversy

Dietary-Environmental Link Stirs Guideline Controversy

After the United States topped a list of the world’s fattest countries earlier this year, the government-appointed Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee is taking steps that coul...(full article)

Mixed Results for GMO Ballot Measures

Mixed Results for GMO Ballot Measures

In the era of Ebola, designer corn probably isn’t topping most lists of urgent concern. Nevertheless, ballot initiatives in four states recently sought to regulate the growth of ...(full article)

The Last Anti-Fat Crusaders

The Last Anti-Fat Crusaders

The top scientist guiding the U.S. government’s nutrition recommendations made an admission last month that would surprise most Americans. ...(full article)

Iowan's USDA Appointment Raises Concern

Iowan's USDA Appointment Raises Concern

The appointment of Iowa's Angela Tagtow, a controversial "environmental nutritionist" and local food activist, to head the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Center for Nutrition Pol...(full article)

The Next Dietary Guidelines Debate

The Next Dietary Guidelines Debate

There is a new question surrounding the Dietary Guidelines for Americans now being drafted for release in 2015. The question is whether the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee sh...(full article)

The Evolution of American Food Policy:

RealClearPolitics co-founder Tom Bevan hosts Nate Anda, butcher and chef at Red Apron Butcher, for an interview and demonstration. After lunch, a panel of experts discuss the history and development of national food policy in America.

Friday, November 21, 12:00-2:00 PM

Panelists:

Adele Hite, nutritionist & public health advocate

Nina Teicholz, author, The Big Fat Surprise

Eliza Barclay, editor & reporter, NPR's The Salt

Most Recent Articles

Americans Can't Afford Agenda-Driven Dietary Guidelines - Erik Telford, The Hill

First Lady Michelle Obama recently unveiled a new nutrition labeling scheme as part of the White House’s ongoing campaign to curtail obesity, but the federal committee more d...

How a National Food Policy Could Save Millions of Lives - Bittman, Pollan, Salvador and De Schutter, Washington Post

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 touch...

Food Policy Action Grades Congress on "Food Movement" Issues - Sarah Gonzalez, Agri-Pulse

Food Policy Action, a group that formed in 2012 “to hold legislators accountable on votes that have an effect on food and farming,” has released its latest scorecard fo...

Can the Foodie Trend Also Help Food Workers? - Michelle Chen, The Nation

What your community eats is based on what feeds into your social system. In Los Angeles, on one end of the food chain, in goes massive regional agricultural production, the labor o...

The Votes Are in on Soda Taxes and GMO Labeling - Thomas Lee, The Daily Signal

In last Tuesday’s elections, voters in four states made their voices heard on two high-profile food and agricultural issues: “soda taxes” on sugar-sweetened bever...

Foodie Elite Push Obama to Create National Food Policy - Elizabeth Nolan Brown, Reason

A group of prominent foodie intellectuals are calling for President Obama to cement "his legacy" by implementing a national food policy. In a recent Washington Post op-ed, author a...