Food Policy

Beyond the Fork: A Conversation with JoAnne Berkenkamp on the Future of Food Waste

The growing interest surrounding how our food is produced and distributed has placed increased scrutiny on what happens ‘when we are done with it.' The key to reducing food waste is to realize that we are all stakeholders from farm to fork, and beyond.

Show Me the Calories? Calorie Counts on Menu Boards May Not Impact Consumer Choice in Restaurants

A new study finds that posting calorie counts on menu boards in fast food restaurants increases awareness of information but does not impact long-term purchasing decisions.

If You Build It, They Won’t Come: Why Eliminating Food Deserts Won’t Close the Nutrition Gap

A recent study finds that nutritional differences across socioeconomic groups are not well explained by access to healthy foods.

The Complex Story of GMOs, Told from the DuPont Perspective

An interview with DuPont’s Doyle Karr (Director of Biotechnology Public Policy) and Jacque Matsen (Public Affairs Manager) delves into the corporate perspective on GMOs—the pros, the cons, the regulation, and the industry.

Are genetically modified crops a health risk?

Public debate about genetically modified crops misses the fact that a preponderance of scientific studies show GM foods to be safe to consume. Where risks do exist, they are no different than those found in non-GM crops.

Policy Radio | Feeding America’s Sophie Milam on Food Insecurity in America

Sophie Milam with Feeding America discusses the current state of food insecurity in the United States and the impact of new farm bill legislation on food assistance programs.

An Extra Helping Hand: Changing Behavior to Fight Adult Obesity

Suparna Ferreri’s Bienestar steps into the escalating obesity crisis with a mission of helping Mexico’s adults manage a healthy and sustainable weight.

Gone Agro: Upgrading Modern Agriculture with Pre-War Farming Practices

Can old fashion farming practicies replace chemicals without harming yields?

Don’t Break the Nutrition Safety Net

Kate Maehr of the Greater Chicago Food Depository describes the growing need for food assistance as the USDA reveals the depth of hunger across the nation.

From the Farm to the Table, Through Capitol Hill

A leading farm expert tells us how the sausage is made.

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