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Why Food Policy Matters

There are few issues more important than the food we eat. Advocating for good food policies and electing food policy leaders are the best ways to get to the heart of many issues facing our food system today, including hunger, food safety and sustainable farming.

Pending Food Policies

Congress is considering many pieces of legislation that would make food healthier, safer, more affordable and better for you and the environment.

Farm Bill

U.S. House of Representatives
H.R. 1947: Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
Failed 234-195, June 20, 2013
Passed 216-208 as H.R.2642 "Farm-Only" bill, July 11, 2013
Passed 217-210 as H.R.3102 Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013 "Nutrition-Only" bill, Sept. 19, 2013

United States Senate
S. 954: Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013
Passed 66-27, June 10, 2013

Animal Welfare



Food Safety

Genetically Engineered Food Labeling

Local, Regional Food

School Meals, Hunger

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Our Mission

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.

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