Obesity and a Healthy America: Food and Farm Policy
Economy / Healthcare / Politics

Obesity and a Healthy America: Food and Farm Policy

The current Farm Bill has opened discussions on the relationship between health, food, and farm policy, yet health and nutrition has not played a large role in the current Farm Bill.  Health and healthcare are major issues facing America today, and agricultural policy needs to address them. A major health policy issue is the rising … Continue reading

The Farm Bill: Convenient Coalition or Market Manipulation?
America / Fiscal policy / Tax / U.S. Senate

The Farm Bill: Convenient Coalition or Market Manipulation?

In early June, a coalition of urban and rural politicians in the Senate banded together to pass the Farm bill, a legislative piece that distributes welfare benefits to an unlikely pair: wealthy agro-businesses and the inner-city poor. Although widely popular among constituents, a common sense look at the bill reveals serious flaws. The Senate’s version … Continue reading