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Chef Tom Colicchio and EWG to Launch Food and Farm Campaign

Monday, May 6, 2013

As Congress gets ready to mark up the federal farm bill, chef Tom Colicchio and EWG will launch the “Worth Protecting” initiative tomorrow (May 7) to push lawmakers for serious reforms. Specifically, the campaign will ask Congress to fully fund and restructure conservation programs, to reform farm subsidies, and to recognize and reward farmers who grow food in ways that protect our land, soil, and water.

Learn more about the Worth Protecting campaign in tomorrow’s Policy Plate.

Table Scraps:

The Lincoln Journal Star has a great summary of the latest analysis of the bloated crop insurance program, which shows taxpayers paid $7 billion too much for it last year.

FOX News has posted an article by All You about the dirtiest and cleanest produce to buy if consumers want to reduce their exposure to pesticides. 

Tweet of the Day:

@USDANutrition Kids in schools that offer a fresh fruit/veggie snack during the day eat 15% more fruits & veggies than other kids! ‪ 

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