Browsing the "Senate" Tag

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


Humane Egg Production Ruffles Feathers in the House of Representatives

July 16th, 2012 | by Heather Carr

Representative Steve King of Iowa introduced an amendment to the House version of the Farm Bill which would nullify California's humane egg production law and the more recent foie gras bill. Amendment 45 uses the Commerce Clause to deny states the right to regulate agriculture production and sales within their own borders.


Keep the Farm Bill Healthy

June 18th, 2012 | by Heather Carr

Some 250 amendments to the Farm Bill are sitting in the Senate. Most won't make it into the Farm Bill, but some will. Call your senators and let them know which ones you prefer


Small Farmers Fear FDA Crackdown

April 29th, 2010 | by Rachel Shulman

[social_buttons] Amid recent outbreaks of E. coli and salmonella in everything from ground beef to cookie dough to spinach, Congress



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