The New Farm Bill and Our Rotten Politicians

The New Farm Bill and Our Rotten Politicians

Yesterday, the Senate approved the new $956,000,000,000 Farm Bill and it is on its way to President Obama for signature. Yes, close to ONE TRILLION dollars of spending over the next ten years. The Bill has been in the works … Continue reading

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A Nobel Laureate (Economics) Writes on the Insanity of Our Food Policy

A Nobel Laureate (Economics) Writes on the Insanity of Our Food Policy

Nobel prize winner Joseph Stiglitz is considered one of the top 5 economists in the world today. He is currently a professor at Columbia University in New York, and has a distinguished track record on both international and national monetary … Continue reading

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Should Food Stamp (SNAP) Purchases Be Limited to Healthy Food?

Should Food Stamp (SNAP) Purchases Be Limited to Healthy Food?

If you are following the legislative battles in Washington DC over the Farm Bill, the you know one of the most hotly contested issues is the Title IV – Nutrition, dealing with food aid programs, the most famous being “food … Continue reading

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The System is Broken: How DC is Mishandling Obesity

The System is Broken: How DC is Mishandling Obesity

The Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) projects a thirty percent increase in obesity rates by 2030 to 41% of the US population. The toll on our economy – a whopping half a trillion dollars over the next 2 … Continue reading

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Unpalatable Farm Bill

Unpalatable Farm Bill

This is a guest blog post by Benzi Ronen, founder & CEO of Farmigo Anyone interested in the future of agricultural policy in the U.S. has surely been following the progress of the U.S. Farm Bill that is currently making … Continue reading

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Four Thoughts on Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” Campaign, Celebrating First Anniversary

Four Thoughts on Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” Campaign, Celebrating First Anniversary

Today Michelle Obama celebrates the first anniversary of her worthy cause Let’s Move, the campaign to end childhood obesity within one generation. Launched early last year, the program aims to achieve its noble goalĀ  by improving the nutritional quality of … Continue reading

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Food & Nutrition 2000-2009: A Brief Recap

Food & Nutrition 2000-2009: A Brief Recap

The first decade of the millennium brought both good and bad developments in the food and nutrition space. Mostly, this decade was a wake up call for many families and individuals that they cannot blindly trust government and market powers … Continue reading

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Food Labeling Wars – the COOL phase

Food Labeling Wars – the COOL phase

Ever since the FDA’s Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA) was enacted in the early 1990′s, food package labels have been a battleground between the food industry and consumer interest groups. While the former try to limit the disclosures, the … Continue reading

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