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    Book Discussion on Pig Tales

    Barry Estabrook talked about his book Pig Tales: An Omnivore’s Quest for Sustainable Meat, in which he discusses his investigation of America’s pork industry, alternative…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question: “Are bans on junk food effective?” Mary Clare Jalonick, speaking by phone, talked about the Food and Drug…

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    Country of Origin Labeling

    Spencer Chase talked about House legislation that would repeal the current country of origin labeling for beef, pork, and poultry products sold in the U.S. and the response the action has…

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    Child Nutrition Assistance

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testified on rules and regulations for child nutrition programs. The Health, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 was set to expire on September 30, 2015. The…

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    Restaurant and Fast Food Nutrition Labeling

    Witnesses testified about menu labeling guidelines set forth by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as mandated in the Affordable Care Act. The guidelines require restaurants and…

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    Food Safety

    Richard Williams and Michael Jacobson talked about the Obama administration’s move to ban trans fats in foods, recent foodborne illness outbreaks, and food labeling standards for…

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    Recovering Wasted Food

    Food activists talked about hunger and wasted food in the U.S., and their efforts to increase food recovery. Speakers included the former president of Trader Joe’s who opened a…

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    Food as a Human Right

    Two justice advocates and authors talked about food justice and the basic human right to healthy food both in the U.S. and around the world. Topics included the role of corporations…

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    Child Nutrition Act Reauthorization

    Officials from the federal, state and local levels testified on legislation called the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act (CNR) that would authorize all school meal and nutrition…

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    Book Discussion on Hometown Appetites

    Cynthia Harris, co-author of Hometown Appetites, talked about the largely forgotten American food writer Clementine Paddleford, who by the 1950s and 1960s had built a readership of 12…

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    School Lunches: Healthier Hunger-Free Kids

    School Lunches: Healthier Hunger-Free Kids was one of the first prize high school east winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. The video was produced by…

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    SNAP to it America

    SNAP to it America was one of the second place high school east winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. The video was produced by Nicholas Fechner-Mills, Jack…

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    Food Safety Laws

    Chris Young and Erin Quinn talked about a legal loophole in U.S. food safety law that allowed companies to add new ingredients to food without a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) safety…

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    White House Kitchen Garden Planting

    First lady Michelle Obama was seen with students planting the White House Kitchen Garden on the South Lawn of the White House as part of her broader initiative to promote healthy eating.

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    History of Presidential Drinking

    Mark Will-Weber, author of Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt: The Complete History of Presidential Drinking, talked about the drinking habits of American presidents and how alcohol has…

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    Margaret Hamburg Remarks

    Outgoing Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg talked about lessons learned during her time at the regulatory agency. She spoke about food and drug safety,…

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    National School Lunch Program

    Kevin Concannon talked about the National School Lunch Program, which was up for reauthorization in 2015, and calls from members of Congress to change the program’s nutritional…

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    Book Discussion on The Meaty Truth

    Amy-Lee Goodman talked about her book The Meaty Truth: Why Our Food Is Destroying Our Health and Environment-and Who Is Responsible, in which she a critical look at America’s food…

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    Washington Ideas Forum, Final Panel

    In a series of interviews, race relations, food security, poverty, and other social issues were talked about. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie spoke about her novel Americanah, a Nigerian girl’s…

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    Food and Climate Change

    Speakers talked about food policy, sustainability, and climate change. Christiana Wyly used slides as she talked about water and land resources used for livestock and argued that…

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