Politics of the Plate
Michael Cipriano, RealClearPolitics
John Connor Cleveland, RealClearPolitics
Nina Teicholz, Wall Street Journal
Jeff Stier, The Des Moines Register
Marshall Matz & Nathaniel Fretz, Agri-Pulse
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)
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
Adele Hite, nutritionist & public health advocate
Nina Teicholz, author, The Big Fat Surprise
Eliza Barclay, editor & reporter, NPR's The Salt
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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...