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Food Policy Action Statement On President Trump’s FY 2019 Budget

Food Policy Action Statement On President Trump’s FY 2019 Budget

By | February 12th, 2018 | FPA Blogs & News, Press Releases - Food Policy Action | Tags: ,


Today, Food Policy Action released the following statement from its Executive Director, Monica Mills, in response to President Trump’s budget for fiscal year 2019: “This Administration’s budget reflects a reckless agenda that attacks the foundations that keep our economy strong, our food safe and healthy, and our land and water sustainable. This budget will harm…


Today, Food Policy Action released the following statement from its Executive Director, Monica Mills, in response to President Trump’s budget for fiscal ...

Today, Food Policy Action released the following statement from its Executive Director, Monica Mills, in response to President Trump’s budget for fiscal year 2019:

“This Administration’s budget reflects a reckless agenda that attacks the foundations that keep our economy strong, our food safe and healthy, and our land and water sustainable. This budget will harm our entire food system, including everyone who eats. Cutting access to safe and healthy food,​ ​​defunding public health services, and unraveling land and water protections show an incredible disregard for all Americans and the precious ecosystems that sustain us.”

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Food Policy Action Education Fund Launches First Annual State of the Plate

Food Policy Action Education Fund Launches First Annual State of the Plate

By | January 29th, 2018 | Press Releases - FPA Education Fund |


Inaugural report launch and briefing analyzes the first year of the Trump Administration’s  impact on food policy. WASHINGTON – Today, Food Policy Action Education Fund (FPA-EF) launched its first annual State of the Plate analysis examining the tremendous power of the executive branch to reshape food policy. FPA-EF works to educate the public on federal solutions…


Inaugural report launch and briefing analyzes the first year of the Trump Administration’s  impact on food policy. WASHINGTON – Today, Food Policy...

Inaugural report launch and briefing analyzes the first year of the Trump Administration’s  impact on food policy.

WASHINGTON – Today, Food Policy Action Education Fund (FPA-EF) launched its first annual State of the Plate analysis examining the tremendous power of the executive branch to reshape food policy. FPA-EF works to educate the public on federal solutions to help make our food system more balanced and provide safe, healthy, affordable food for all. This new annual snapshot analysis aims to be a valuable educational resource to do both.

“As we enter our sixth year, our organization continues to grow and we are excited to expand our focus,” said Monica Mills, Executive Director of Food Policy Action Education Fund. “This year provided numerous examples of the executive branch having a huge impact on the food system and the lawmaking behind it. This Administration’s regulatory rollbacks, political appointments, and executive orders have affected everyone within our food system–from workers to producers to consumers.”

FPA-EF State of the Plate

At a packed morning briefing on Capitol Hill, the report launch was kicked off with opening remarks by anti-hunger and good food champion Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02). Monica Mills moderated the panel, and experts from across the food policy spectrum discussed the analysis and provided their own assessments on the state of our food system after the first year of the new administration.

“Indeed, President Trump has repeatedly argued that he’s done more than any recent president,” said Mills. “But that’s just not true if the measure is the pieces of legislation he has signed. What is true, though, is that he has undone a lot of things that were already in place. In one year, this administration has systematically overturned rules, policies, and regulatory tools. That is what this analysis covers and what we’re discussing today.“

Panelists included Kristy Anderson, American Heart Association; Amy Brandwein, Chef and Restaurateur; Adrienne DerVartanian, Farmworker Justice; Thomas Gremillion, Consumer Federation of America; Joe Maxwell, Organization for Competitive Markets; Erik Olson, Natural Resources Defense Council; and Ricardo Salvador, Union of Concerned Scientists.

A Facebook Live recording of the panel can be viewed here.

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Food Policy Action Education Fund: Food Policy Action Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization that is a separate sister organization of Food Policy Action. The mission of FPA-EF is to provide a platform for public education and engagement on the impacts of federal policy on the food system.

Food Policy Action Education Fund Unveils State of the Plate

Food Policy Action Education Fund Unveils State of the Plate

By | January 29th, 2018 | FPA Blogs & News |

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The executive branch has tremendous power to reshape food policy through political appointments, executive orders, and regulatory reform.


Food Policy Action Education Fund to Launch First Annual State of the Plate on 1.29.2018 Monday’s inaugural report launch and briefing will analyze wh...

Food Policy Action Education Fund to Launch First Annual State of the Plate on 1.29.2018

Monday’s inaugural report launch and briefing will analyze what has happened in the last year to our nation’s State of the Plate

WASHINGTON – On Monday, January 29, Food Policy Action Education Fund launches its first annual State of the Plate analysis examining the tremendous power of the executive branch to reshape food policy. A panel briefing at the Capitol Visitors Center, organized by the Food Policy Action Education Fund, will feature experts from across the food policy spectrum to provide analysis on the state of our food system after the first year of the new Administration, the regulatory ‘reforms’ they made this year, and how these changes affect our food system.

See the State of the Plate report here.

Featured panelists:

  • Kristy Anderson, American Heart Association
  • Amy Brandwein, Chef and Restaurateur
  • Adrienne DerVartanian, Farmworker Justice
  • Thomas Gremillion, Consumer Federation of America
  • Joe Maxwell, Organization for Competitive Markets
  • Erik Olson, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Ricardo Salvador, Union of Concerned Scientists

 

Moderated by Monica Mills, Food Policy Action Executive Director

Food Policy Action Statement On House Passing Tax “Reform” Package

Food Policy Action Statement On House Passing Tax “Reform” Package

By | December 19th, 2017 | FPA Blogs & News, Press Releases - Food Policy Action | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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Today, Food Policy Action (FPA) released the following statement from Executive Director, Monica Mills, on the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the tax “reform” conference report accompanying H.R. 1. This massive legislation largely reduces taxes for the wealthiest households and corporations, while raising taxes on millions of low- and moderate-income American families and food producers.


Today, Food Policy Action (FPA) released the following statement from Executive Director, Monica Mills, on the U.S. House of Representatives' passage of th...

Today, Food Policy Action (FPA) released the following statement from Executive Director, Monica Mills, on the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the tax “reform” conference report accompanying H.R. 1. This massive legislation largely reduces taxes for the wealthiest households and corporations, while raising taxes on millions of low- and moderate-income American families and food producers.

According to estimates by the Joint Committee on Taxation, the revenue generated by economic growth as a result of this bill would fall far short of offsetting its price tag. The resulting decrease in federal revenues will increase pressure for further cuts to discretionary, non-defense programs, such as food and agriculture programs for the most vulnerable.

“The House of Representatives has forced through a tax plan that is just plain wrong,” said Food Policy Action Executive Director, Monica Mills. “This bill is an assault on working families and on America’s budget that will reduce taxes for wealthy households and corporations. This ‘reform’ package will hurt our farm and food system – especially the most vulnerable – and will make it even harder for working families to afford healthy food. Congress should be working to ease the burden of struggling families, not working to make the rich even richer. This is shameful. We call on the Senate to do the right thing and stop this dangerous proposal in its tracks.”

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