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James McGovern, Jahana Hayes: Hunger is a political decision. We can work to end it

Members of the House Agriculture Committee call for a substantive, policy-based conference focused on ending hunger in the U.S. by 2030.

Sophia Murphy: We don't need a 'moonshot' for faux burgers—we need to hold 'big meat' accountable

A recent opinion article called for massive government investment in plant-based and cellular meats. Here's a smarter approach to reducing meat's impacts.

Ezra Klein: Let’s launch a moonshot for meatless meat

It wouldn’t actually take that much of an investment for Biden to get us headed in the right direction.

Gracy Olmstead: My great-grandfather knew how to fix America's food system

In the mutual aid and stewardship of an earlier generation of American farmers, there might be hope for our own communities.

It's time to reshape the food pyramid to save the climate

New agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack should change the dietary recommendations to include more plant-based food.

Build back better? One department’s turmoil shows Biden’s challenge ahead

Biden sees climate change research as core to his agenda. The Trump team’s overhaul of USDA highlights a key roadblock.

Ricardo Salvador: Dear secretary of Agriculture, this is your chance

Despite concerns from many corners, there is a roadmap to progress at USDA.

Can local food feed big cities? Yes, if we cut down on meat

New research shows that shifting to lower-meat diets would allow cities to source more—or all—of their food locally.

Can local food feed big cities? Yes, if we cut down on meat

New research shows that shifting to lower-meat diets would allow cities to source more—or all—of their food locally.

Scott, Costa face off for control of House Ag Committee

Collin Peterson's reelection loss is leading to a competition among senior Democrats for leadership of the panel.

How four years of Trump reshaped food and farming

No matter who wins the White House on Tuesday, policy changes over the last four years will have long-term impacts on the food system—from the farm economy to food access.

US says EU’s farm plans risk global famine

American agriculture official complains that EU and UK continue to ‘diss’ the US on its food standards.

Are Democrats missing a fundamental issue for rural voters?

Many rural voters see the Democrats as being sorely out of touch with an issue that resonates deeply in conservative heartland communities: Countering the monopolistic level of corporate power that has emerged in agribusiness over the past 40 years.

Nutrition education is helping low-income families eat healthier

A new study shows that SNAP-Ed is working, and may help people in low-income communities eat more foods that prevent diet-related diseases and reduce the devastating impact of COVID-19.
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