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Food and Nutrition

Sunday, April 1, 2012

For too long, funding provided by the United States’ most far-reaching food and farm legislation -- the farm bill -- has primarily benefited agri-business and industrial-scale commodity farms that aren’t growing food.  Instead, they’re growing ingredients for animal feed, fuel and highly processed food — at a high cost to our nation’s health, environment and rural communities.

Take action by helping EWG turn the farm bill into a healthy food bill

Ken Cook - Turning the Farm Bill into the Food Bill (video)

Subsidy Buffet for Agribiz, Table Scraps for Good Food

'Healthy food' bill should replace farm bill

Local Food and The Farm Bill: Small Investments, Big Returns

Health Food, California Get Short Shrift in Farm Bill

Farm Bill Pickpockets

Food and Health Luminaries, Public Interest Groups Demand Healthy Food and Farm Bill

A Farm Bill Litmus Test: A simple proposition to test whether the food movement can stand up to Big Ag.

Putting Real Food in School Lunches

Move Along, Nothing to See Here: EWG looks at how the industrial agriculture lobby dominates the hearing process, leaving little room for good food reformers.

Food and Farm Leaders Plan Congressional Scorecard: Fall 2012 Publication Will Rate Key Votes On Farm Bill, Other Legislation

Six reasons for members of the House Agriculture Committee to reject the farm bill proposed by Reps. Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) and Collin Peterson (D-Minn.).

Top Ten Reasons to Reject the House Farm Bill

Audacity of Scope: The House Agriculture Committee added an amendment by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to the farm bill that would severely limit states’ authority to regulate conditions or standards of agricultural production.