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    Hunger and Food Assistance Programs

    Secretary Tom Vilsack talked about Department of Agriculture efforts to combat food insecurity, including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and other nutrition…

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    Food Policy

    To mark the 20th anniversary of New York University’s Food Studies program, the university hosted a panel discussion on the food movement in the United States. Panelists include…

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    Senate Debate on Genetically Modified Foods Bill

    Senators John Tester (D-MT) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) debated a bill on labeling genetically modified foods.

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    Iowa Voters Interviews

    Voters were interviewed at Smokey Row Coffee Company in Des Moines, Iowa. One voter talked about the issue of food security and one voter talked about her support for former Governor…

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    Book Discussion on Combat-Ready Kitchen

    Anastacia Marx de Salcedo talked about her book, Combat-Ready Kitchen: How the U.S. Military Shapes the Way You Eat, about the food products created by the military that have made their way…

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    Hunger and Federal Nutritional Assistance Programs

    Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA) talked about a variety of topics, including a report released by the National Commission on Hunger.

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    Book Discussion on Drinking in America

    Susan Cheever talked about her book Drinking in America: Our Secret History, in which she provides a history of alcohol consumption in America. In her book, she describes the Pilgrims…

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    Beer Industry Proposed Merger

    Representatives of the brewing industry and antitrust experts testified at a hearing on Anheuser-Busch InBev’s proposed acquisition of SABMiller.

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    This is Hormel

    This 1965 film follows a dairy farmer and his sons as they tour the Hormel meat processing plant in Austin, Minnesota, to see how products such as Spam, bacon, ham, and Dinty Moore Beef…

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    Food Regulation

    Panelists talked about the government’s regulation of food and the American diet. Topics included labelling, school lunches, advertising, food safety, obesity and antibiotics in…

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    Hunger in the U.S.

    Billy Shore talked about his organization, Share Our Strength, and its estimate that one in five children in the U.S. lives in a family that doesn’t have enough to eat. He also…

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    Book Discussion on Do Unto Animals and Living the Farm Sanctuary Life

    Tracey Stewart, author of Do Unto Animals: A Friendly Guide to How Animals Live, and How We Can Make Their Lives Better, and Gene Baur, author of Living the Farm Sanctuary Life: The…

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    Food and Drug Administration Confirmation Hearing

    Robert Califf testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on his nomination to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Many of senators'…

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    Open Phones

    Phone lines were open for viewer calls on a Center for Disease Control and Prevention report showing a 25 percent increase in multi-state foodborne outbreaks over the past five years.

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    Foodborne Illness

    Dr. Tom Frieden talked about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report of a 25 percent increase in multi-state outbreaks of foodborne illness in the past five…

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    Book Discussion on Soda Politics

    Marion Nestle talked about her book, Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning), about how the soft drink industry markets its products to vulnerable populations and what advocates…

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    Cancer Risk from Processed Meat

    Michael Jacobson and Janet Riley talked about an October 26, 2015, report by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) that found…

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    Dietary Guidelines

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell testified at a hearing on the development of nutrition guidelines. Issues included he process…

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    Combating World Hunger

    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was among the panelists at a discussion on ending world hunger hosted by the Newseum for the opening of their exhibit “40 Chances: Finding…

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    Combating World Hunger, Introduction

    Jeffrey Herbst introduced a special program to open the Newseum’s exhibit, “40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World - The Photography of Howard G. Buffett.” The program…

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