What specific issues that fall outside the current Farm Bill should be considered part of food and farm policy?
DIVERSITY AND NUTRIENT DENSITY. Despite more interest in increasing nutrient density and more diverse diets among consumers and the impact of overweight and obesity on health, we still don't have legislation and policy that helps eaters and producers eat and grow a greater variety of crops.
Food insecurity is a lucrative endeavor for U.S. agribusiness corporations. As a matter of course, hunger has taken a backseat to maintaining a dominant trade position when it comes to U.S. trade negotiations and domestic policy. As long as the U.S.
The Farm Bill was designed to reign in price volatility, manage supply and protect nature while providing vital nutrition programs for the country’s poor. Instead, it’s been ravaged by constant corporate assault and a Congress too emboldened with industry money to stand up for our best interests.