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    National Food Policy Conference

    Panelists talked about the food industry and consumer trends. Topics included the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the impact of sequestration on agriculture…

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    Factors That Impact U.S. Food Prices

    Richard Volpe discussed the impact of droughts on U.S. food prices, other factors that determine the price of food, and how USDA Economic Research Service pricing forecasts are…

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    Food and Drug Administration Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg testified on the fiscal year 2015 initiatives and priorities for her agency. She answered questions on antibiotics…

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    Nutrition Label Changes

    Anastasia Snelling talked about why changes to nutrition fact labels had been proposed and how it was thought they would improve consumers' opportunities for healthy eating and combat the…

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    Nutrition Labeling

    First lady Michelle Obama marked the fourth anniversary of her “Let’s Move!” initiative with an announcement of new nutrition labeling proposals to help parents and other…

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    Food Safety Modernization Act

    Food growers, producers, consumers, and various other stakeholders evaluated the 2010 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which overhauled federal food safety laws for the first time in…

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    Food Access and Security

    Mark Nord and Caroline Ratcliffe talked about access to food in the U.S. and food security issues. Topics included measurement of food security is measured, the effects of the 2007-09…

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    Maraschino Cherries and the Cherry City

    Tim Ramsey, president and CEO of Oregon Cherry Growers, talked about the company, the largest producer of sweet cherries. He also spoke about the history of the maraschino cherry and…

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    Senate Debate on Farm Bill

    Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) debated various provisions of a farm bill.

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    Hunger, Obesity and Global Food Policy

    Social entrepreneur and activist Ellen Gustafson addressed students at Pepperdine University. She talked about her research on the relationships between hunger, obesity, and global…

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    Newsmakers with Senator Debbie Stabenow

    Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), chair of the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, talked about the five-year farm bill. Other topics included fast-track trade legislation,…

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    Representatives Schrader and Blumenauer on the Farm Bill

    Democratic Representatives Kurt Schrader (WA) and Blumenauer (OR) made speeches during House debate on the farm bill.

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    Making of the Moon Pie

    Tory Johnston, Vice President of Marketing and New Business Development for Chattanooga Bakery, Inc., talked about the history and making of the Moon Pie, a confection made from two round…

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    Food Waste Management and Reduction

    Representatives and founders of various food waste management organizations from around the U.S. talked about ways to reduce food waste. They highlighted strategies and initiatives…

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    Genetically Modified Foods

    Marion Nestle talked by video uplink from New York City about genetically modified foods. The author of Eat, Drink, Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics, she discussed what…

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    Newsmakers with Secretary Tom Vilsack

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talked about the Farm Bill, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Secretary Vilsack said that he was eager for Congress to pass…

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    Government Shutdown and Food Safety

    Caroline Smith DeWaal talked about the impact of the government shutdown on food safety across the U.S. Food safety advocates had asked lawmakers to reject legislation restoring funding to…

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    House Debate on Motion to Instruct Farm Bill

    Members debated instructions for conferees on the farm bill.

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    Book Discussion on Behind the Kitchen Door

    Saru Jayaraman talked about her book, Behind the Kitchen Door, in which she discusses the experiences of U.S. food industry workers, who make up the second largest private sector workforce…

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    Agriculture and Food Assistance Programs

    Jerry Hagstrom talked about the future of the Farm Bill, which would expire September 30, 2013. The agricultural support programs and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food…

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