I’m on a panel for the NYAS’s conference on Conflicts of Interest in Healthcare: Opportunities for Self-Reflection and Action, June 24-25. Location: 7 World Trade Center. 250 Greenwich St, 40th Floor. Information and registration are here. My panel is on the 25th at 10:45 a.m. , Session VI: Hot topic discussion: getting to the truth in nutrition science. Other panelists are Mona Calvo fro Penn State, Mehmood Khan from Life Biosciences, and Linda Van Horn from Northwestern. Moderator is Julia Belluz from Vox.
Plate of the Union launches farm bill initiative
The Environmental Working Group and Food Policy Action are trying to get a head start on the upcoming Farm Bill. Their new initiative: Plate of the Union.
This has four objectives:
- Stop taxpayer subsidies going to Big Ag polluters – instead, invest in healthier farms.
- Protect and improve vital anti-hunger programs.
- Increase federal investments in organic agriculture.
- Expand federal programs to revitalize land and reduce food waste.
These are critically important goals. Everyone who cares about food needs to understand the farm bill and what it does.
But how to achieve them?
I’d like to know the action plan. Stay tuned.