Updating U.S. Food and Farm Policies – The 2012 Hunger Report

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on April 1, 2012

“Did you know that one in four Americans participate in a federal nutrition program? Because of this high rate of participation, the nation’s nutrition and farm policies absolutely need to be aligned. Farm policy should significantly increase production of healthy foods. But farm policies alone can’t automatically improve nutrition among low-income families. Nutrition programs need to do more than provide food for hungry people; they must ensure that healthy food is available to all. The 2012 Hunger Report: Rebalancing Act: Updating U.S. Food and Farm Policy, recommends ways for the federal government to better respond to the agriculture and nutrition challenges of today and tomorrow. Keep reading to learn about why public goods should be public sector priorities, how helping poor countries helps our country, and ways we can rebalance our food systems through the farm bill.”

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