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  • emBound to the Fireem
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    Bound to the Fire

    Food has always played an important role in American culture. Author Kelley Fanto Deetz talked about her book Bound to the Fire: How Virginia’s Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine, in which she…

    138 views
  • emWhy You Eat What You Eatem
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    Why You Eat What You Eat

    Rachel Herz reported on the science and psychology behind eating.

    276 views
  • FDA Transparency and Oversight Investor Panel
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    FDA Transparency and Oversight, Investor Panel

    A forum on transparency at the Food and Drug Administration featured a discussion on how transparency can affect investors. The chair of the Deerfield Institute spoke about this during the event…

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  • Curating and Archiving Food History
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    Curating and Archiving Food History

    Curators, scholars and historians from the University of Toronto and from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History discussed archives, research, oral histories and museum…

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  • FDA Transparency and Oversight Panel on Correcting Misinformation
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    FDA Transparency and Oversight, Panel on Correcting Misinformation

    Physicians and medical researchers talked about ways for the Food and Drug Administration to correct misinformation in the marketplace. Speakers included representatives from the Center for Science in…

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  • Food During the Great Depression
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    Food During the Great Depression

    Iowa State University Professor Pamela Riney-Kehrberg taught a class on food during the Great Depression. She described the ways families tried to stretch their money and food supply, often…

    730 views
  • emCreating Organic Standards in the United Statesem
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    Creating Organic Standards in the United States

    Samantha Mosier talked about her book Creating Organic Standard in the United States: The Diffusion of State Organic Food and Agriculture Legislation, in which she examines the history of the organic food market. She…

    110 views
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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…

    5,065 views
  • 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.

    297 views
  • 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…

    595 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…

    305 views
  • 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…

    1,140 views
  • 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…

    537 views
  • emRay  Joanem
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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…

    488 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…

    482 views
  • 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…

    2,775 views
  • 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…

    158 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…

    460 views
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