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Vote For Real Food: Learn How Food Friendly Your Political Representatives Are

November 17th, 2012 | by Mary Gerush

We've been treading water in a pool of political juices for awhile, so I apologize for stirring the legislative pot, but food policy has become a political topic. And now we have a tool to help us decide which levers to pull. A new organization, Food Policy Action (FPA), seeks to keep us in-the-know on how well our national government representatives support (or fail to support) important food policy decisions


Hidden Costs of the Farm Bill

June 13th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

The 2012 Farm Bill is currently being debated in Congress, and it's going to have a massive impact on our food system from what farmers plant and grow, how they do it to grocery shelves and what's on your dinner plate. But do you know the hidden costs obscured by the bill's monster $500 billion price tag? And that between 2008 and 2010 the Farm Bill gave eight times more in subsidies to commodity crops than to fruits, nuts and vegetables? Find out what action consumers can take and check out this new infographic from TakePart.com


Take Action: Demand a Better Farm Bill

June 5th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

The farm bill - legislation that makes all the difference when it comes to your food - is about to come up for debate on the Senate floor. This is your chance to turn the farm bill into a healthier food bill!



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