Our mission is to highlight the importance of food policy and to promote policies that support healthy diets, reduce hunger at home and abroad, improve food access and affordability, uphold the rights and dignity of food and farm workers, increase transparency, improve public health, reduce the risk of food-borne illness, support local and regional food systems, treat farm animals humanely and reduce the environmental impact of farming and food production. Food Policy Action promotes positive policies through education and publication of the National Food Policy Scorecard.
Organization names presented here are for identification purposes only.
Tom Colicchio, Chef, Restauranteur, Head Judge of Top Chef
Gary Hirshberg, Co-founder and Chairman, Stonyfield Farm
Wayne Pacelle, CEO and President, Humane Society of the United States
Ray Offenheiser, President, Oxfam America
Rev. David Beckmann, President, Bread for the World
Dave Murphy, Founder and Executive Director, Food Democracy Now!
Mia Dell, Chief lobbyist, United Food and Commercial Workers
Navina Khanna, Co-founder, Live Real
Robin Schepper, former Executive Director, "Let's Move!"
John Boyd, President, National Black Farmers Association
Michael Jacobson, Executive Director, Center for Science in the Public Interest
Ken Cook, President, Environmental Working Group
Christine Melendez Ashley
The 2012 National Food Policy Scorecard provides objective, factual information about the most important food legislation considered and the corresponding voting records of all members of the 112th Congress. This Scorecard represents the consensus of food policy experts who selected the key votes on which members of Congress should be scored. Food Policy Scorecard scores votes on the most important issues of the year, including domestic and international hunger, food safety, food access, farm subsidies, animal welfare, food and farm labor, nutrition, food additives, food transparency, local food, organic food and the impacts of food production on the environment. The votes included in this Scorecard help distinguish which legislators are working for sensible food policies.