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March 8, 2013

Sequester who? Sequester you! 

A hundred-dollar bill cut into many pieces

Sequester Affects All Levels Of Food Supply

Over time, the sequester will lead to meat shortages, fewer FDA inspections of food processors, cuts to food banks and reductions in farmer credit.

March 1, 2013

Money Where Your Mouth Is 

A pile of 50 kg bags of soy-fortified bulgur being prepared for distribution.

Cash Vs. Food? The Foreign Aid Question

Sending food aid to developing countries has fed hungry people while building a new market for American products. Sending cash is cheaper.

December 1, 2011

Future Food Policy 

Portrait of Senator Debbie Stabenow, speaking at a microphone.  She is a woman appearing to be in her 50s or 60s, with red hair, wearing a black blazer over a red shirt.  An American flag hangs behind her.

Afterlife Of The Secret Farm Bill

The demise of a Farm Bill drafted in secrecy means the next version will go through standard Congressional channels, which has mixed implications for farmers.

July 12, 2011

Food Safety 

E. coli

Food Safety Testing Program On The Budget Chopping Block

The USDA's Microbiological Data Program will be cut if Congress passes the proposed budget bill. How will this affect food safety for Americans?

June 15, 2011

Budget Cuts 

Elderly eating

WIC, USDA, Food Safety Funds Slashed In Proposed Bill

The poor, the elderly, women, infants, and children will bear the burden of budget cuts to federal food programs.

May 24, 2011

Nutrition For All 

Baby

Congressional Budget Cuts Hurt Women, Infants And Children

$500 million will be taken from the WIC program, which provides at-risk mothers and babies with nutritional meals.

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