Washington, D.C. - Chef Tom Colicchio and other healthy food advocates, animal welfare and anti-hunger champions launched a new organization on National Food Day (Oct. 24), devoted to holding members of Congress accountable to the public interest for their positions on federal food policy.
The group, known as Food Policy Action, published the first-ever National Food Policy Scorecard ™ to rate federal lawmakers on critical floor votes related to food.
"For the first time, we will have a seat at the political table, armed with important information about how our senators and representatives voted on important issues involving our food,” said Colicchio, a founding board member of FPA and owner of Craft Restaurants. “Greater transparency is the right recipe for food policies that improve Americans’ diets, feed hungry kids and protect family farmers and the nation’s food supply.”
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"The way that the market operates has to change. Food prices must reflect the full social and environmental costs of production – the era of ‘cheap food’ is over.” — Food Ethics Council, January 2013
When I use my meal points on campus, I’m always frustrated at how cheap the unhealthy food is. No wonder students are constantly opting for donuts and sugary cereal bars, burgers, and cheesy fries. It’s because a small case of raspberries costs us fucking $4.