USDA And The Future Of Food Policy

USDA And The Future Of Food Policy

Why the National Cattlemen's Beef Association took the USDA to task over Meatless Mondays, and what it says about the future of the Farm Bill and the direction of American food policy.

Late last month, a sustainability newsletter for Department of Agriculture employees recommended reducing one's carbon footprint by adopting Meatless Mondays. Almost immediately, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association called on the USDA to withdraw the endorsement of Meatless Mondays, and the USDA complied within a few days. We find out why some say this dustup provides an interesting lens for looking into the future of food policy in the United States.

Guests

Robert Martin

Senior Advisor for Center for a Livable Future, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Philip Brasher

Editor of CQ’s Executive Briefing on Agriculture and Food

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