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  • Washington Journal Lucy Melcher Discusses Childhood Hunger in the US
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    Lucy Melcher on Childhood Hunger in the U.S.

    Lucy Melcher talked about the prevalence of childhood hunger in the U.S. and government programs to combat it.

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  • emThe Food of a Younger Landem
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    The Food of a Younger Land

    Mark Kurlansky talked about his book The Food of a Younger Land: A Portrait of American Food--Before the National Highway System, Before Chain Restaurants, and Before Frozen Food, When the Nation’s Food Was…

    580 views
  • Hearing Focuses on Food for Peace Program Modernization
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    Food for Peace Program

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Food for Peace program, as well as on ways to distribute food aid more effectively around the…

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  • emAltered Genes Twisted Truthem
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    Altered Genes, Twisted Truth

    Steven Druker talked about his book Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived…

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  • Senate Agriculture Committee Scrutinizes Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
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    Farm Bill and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

    Witnesses testified on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. Some of the areas examined were barriers to nutritional food access in rural areas and…

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  • Washington Journal Alan Bjerga Discusses the Food Stamp Program
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    Alan Bjerga on the Food Stamp Program

    Alan Bjerga talked about the effectiveness and cost of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. Some in Congress were looking to the program. This program was part of…

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    Hunger

    Roxane Gay talked about Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, a book on the impact of her body and self-image on her life. Professor Gay spoke with Aminatou Sow, digital strategist and Co-founder…

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    Ray & Joan

    Lisa Napoli talked about her book Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald’s Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away, a biography of Ray Kroc, founder of the McDonald’s franchise, and…

    473 views
  • History of Diet and Nutrition Guidelines
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    History of Diet and Nutrition Guidelines

    Professor Ruth MacDonald talked about the history of nutritional standards and government dietary guidelines. She described the shift from preventing disease to promoting optimum health…

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  • Consumer Federation of America National Food Policy Conference Afternoon Session
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    Consumer Federation of America National Food Policy Conference, Afternoon Session

    The afternoon portion of the Consumer Federation of America annual food policy conference featured a keynote address from Food and Drug Administration Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition…

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  • FDA Commissioner Nominee Scott Gottlieb Defends Against Accusations of Conflicts of Interest
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    Food and Drug Administrator Confirmation Hearing

    Dr. Scott Gottlieb testified at a confirmation hearing on his nomination to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He said his priorities at the FDA would be combating opioid…

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  • Consumer Federation of America Hosts Food Policy Conference
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    Consumer Federation of America National Food Policy Conference, Morning Session

    The morning session of the Consumer Federation of America’s annual food policy conference featured a keynote address from Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA) on hunger in the U.S. and his…

    149 views
  • Discussion Focuses on Genetically Modified Foods
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    Genetically Modified Foods

    Food and agricultural experts talked about the controversy surrounding genetically modified crops and environmental sustainability. Genetically modified organisms, also known as GMOs, are a…

    400 views
  • National Governors Association Holds Winter Meeting
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    National Governors Association Winter Meeting, Childhood Hunger Forum

    This session of National Governors Association annual winter meeting focused on childhood hunger. Three panelists spoke to the governors and their spouses about initiatives at the state and…

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    Cuisine and Empire

    Historians talked about the relationship between food and societies throughout world history. Using Rachel Laudan’s book, Cuisine and Empire: Cooking in World History as a starting point, they…

    276 views
  • Ezra Edelman and David Chang Speak at the Washington Ideas Forum
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    Washington Ideas Forum, Ezra Edelman and David Chang

    Filmmaker Ezra Edelman talked about the making of his ESPN documentary, O.J.: Made in America. He was interviewed by Ta-Nehisi Coates. A video clip was shown. Then chef David Chang…

    157 views
  • Discussion Focuses on Food Marketing to Children
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    Regulation of Food Marketing to Children

    Panelists talked about the constitutional and regulatory frameworks that govern marketing to children. They focused on both the opportunities and constraints for legal responses to unhealthy food…

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  • Discussion Focuses on Science Behind Food Marketing to Children
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    Food Marketing to Children

    Panelists talked about science behind marketing food to children, including via TV, the internet, and through product branding. They also spoke about the relationship between food marketing and…

    481 views
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    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 who imbibed…

    1,004 views
  • Heinz Company
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    Heinz Company

    Andy Masich talked about the origins of the H.J. Heinz Company. Mr. Masich explained that although the company is known for its ketchup, its first product was horseradish. Mr. Masich also talked about how H.J.…

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