07/11/2017 - The Academy's Farm Bill Workgroup released recommendations for the comprehensive food system legislation set to be debated and reauthorized in Congress. The recommendations highlighted four objectives:
- Empower consumers: drive demand toward healthful foods and reduce food waste
- Ensure sound science and program evaluation for future evidenced-based decision making
- Support innovative nutrition assistance programs to improve access to healthful, affordable and safe foods
- Support the food supply chain: producers and retailers that create a healthful and safe food system and reduces food waste
Over the next few weeks the Academy will release detailed reports on these four objectives.