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Food Policy Action to Congress: Support States Rights, Don’t Co-Sponsor Anti-GMO Labeling Bill

Food Policy Action to Congress: Support States Rights, Don’t Co-Sponsor Anti-GMO Labeling Bill

Food Policy Action to Congress: Support States Rights, Don’t Co-Sponsor Anti-GMO Labeling Bill

For Immediate Release: Monday April 14, 2014 Food Policy Action Statement on Pompeo GMO State Preemption Bill April 14, 2014, Washington, DC — Food Policy Action urges Congress not to support the so-called ‘Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act’ introduced by Congressman Mike Pompeo last week in the House of Representatives. Food Policy Action may…

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‘Who Goes Hungry’ video featuring Chef Tom Colicchio

‘Who Goes Hungry’ video featuring Chef Tom Colicchio

‘Who Goes Hungry’ video featuring Chef Tom Colicchio

Washington, DC — Food Policy Action Board Member and Top Chef Judge Tom Colicchio says ‘no one should go hungry’ in new video against SNAP cuts. The video can be viewed here: www.whogoeshungry.org  

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Food Policy Action Statement on Farm Bill Final Passage

Food Policy Action Statement on Farm Bill Final Passage

Food Policy Action Statement on Farm Bill Final Passage

Release: Food Policy Action Statement on Farm Bill Final Passage January 28, 2014, Washington, DC — Food Policy Action is disappointed that the Farm Bill conference report makes it harder for poor families to put food on the table while increasing subsidies for the most profitable farm businesses in the country. While the Farm Bill conference agreement does renew…

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Flunking Food and Hunger in Congress

Flunking Food and Hunger in Congress

Flunking Food and Hunger in Congress

By Claire Benjamin, Managing Director of Food Policy Action and Alex Formuzis, Vice President of Environmental Working Group and Advisor to Food Policy Action Someone we know – let’s call him Al – got a few grades during his otherwise successful college career that weren’t much to write home about. In fact, if memory serves, Al…

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Scores Don’t Tell the Whole Story

Scores Don’t Tell the Whole Story

Scores Don’t Tell the Whole Story

By Claire Benjamin Food Policy Action was created last year to promote sensible food policies through education and the publication of its annual scorecard, which tracks how legislators vote on issues that affect all of us – ranging from the safety of our food to the treatment of farm animals. This week, FPA released its…

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Food Policy Action’s Congressional Scorecard Names 87 Good Food Champions

Food Policy Action’s Congressional Scorecard Names 87 Good Food Champions

Food Policy Action’s Congressional Scorecard Names 87 Good Food Champions

Washington, D.C. – Food Policy Action, a national nonprofit organization, today announced that 87 members of Congress – 73 House members and 14 senators — have received perfect scores on its 2013 National Food Policy Scorecard. “Few things have as much of an impact on our lives as food,” said Tom Colicchio, owner of Craft…

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Seasoned Food and Agriculture Policy Expert to Manage FPA

Seasoned Food and Agriculture Policy Expert to Manage FPA

Seasoned Food and Agriculture Policy Expert to Manage FPA

For Immediate Release Contact: Sara Sciammacco, ssciammacco@foodpolicyaction.org Seasoned Food and Agriculture Policy Expert to Manage FPA Washington, D.C. — Claire Benjamin, a seasoned Washington expert on food and agriculture policy, has been named managing director of Food Policy Action, the national organization’s board announced today. Benjamin will be responsible for managing FPA’s day-to-day operations, updating…

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Media advisory: Chef Colicchio, Food and Farm Advocates to Release 2013 National Food Policy Scorecard

Media advisory: Chef Colicchio, Food and Farm Advocates to Release 2013 National Food Policy Scorecard

Media advisory: Chef Colicchio, Food and Farm Advocates to Release 2013 National Food Policy Scorecard

MEDIA ADVISORY CONTACT: Sara Sciammacco, ssciammacco@foodpolicyaction.org Washington, D.C. – Chef Tom Colicchio and other Food Policy Action board members will hold a press conference on Tuesday (Dec. 10) for accredited journalists to release the 2013 National Food Policy Scorecard. The annual scorecard ranks members of Congress based on their votes on food and farm related…

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Media Advisory: Chef Colicchio, Leader Pelosi, Anti-Hunger Advocates Condemn GOP Plan to Cut $40B from Nutrition Programs

Media Advisory: Chef Colicchio, Leader Pelosi, Anti-Hunger Advocates Condemn GOP Plan to Cut $40B from Nutrition Programs

Media Advisory: Chef Colicchio, Leader Pelosi, Anti-Hunger Advocates Condemn GOP Plan to Cut $40B from Nutrition Programs

MEDIA ADVISORY CONTACT: Alex Formuzis aformuzis@foodpolicyaction.org or Sara Sciammacco ssciammacco@foodpolicyaction.org Washington, D.C. – Chef Tom Colicchio, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, and other leading anti-hunger advocates will hold a press conference TODAY (Sept. 17) at 4:00 p.m. ET to condemn House Republicans for backing $40 billion in cuts to vital federal nutrition programs. In recent days,…

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Oppose Cynical SNAP Cuts, Restrictions

Oppose Cynical SNAP Cuts, Restrictions

Oppose Cynical SNAP Cuts, Restrictions

By Tom Colicchio, chef and owner of Craft Restaurants If you didn’t know better, you might think the biggest problem facing the nation was rampant food stamp fraud. Why else would members of Congress offer amendments that subject the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients to drug tests and photo ID checks? It turns out that…

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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, protect and maintain sustainable fisheries, 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.