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Parke Wilde
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A bi-partisan agreement on school meals policy
Alan Bjerga and Erik Wasson at Bloomberg  yesterday report that a bi-partisan agreement in the Senate Agriculture Committee this week preserves key parts of the First Lady's school nutrition goals, while still allowing all sides to claim victory. After half...
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What would it look like if Republicans and Democrats worked together to reduce U.S. hunger?
What would federal policy look like if Republicans and Democrats worked together to reduce U.S. hunger? It would probably look like this new report  released yesterday by the bipartisan National Commission on Hunger. Key features of a bipartisan approach: T...
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Two Pats and patriotism: Striving for a world, country, and communities without hunger
by Ellen Messer We lost two Pats in 2015. And I’m not talking about season-ending injuries to gigantic players on our favorite New England football team, but about two small heroes in Team America’s fight against hunger. One, Patricia Kutzner, founded the ...
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A conversation with Project Bread
I enjoyed a recent interview  with Project Bread, a leading anti-hunger organization in New England and organizer of the annual Walk for Hunger in Boston. What is the biggest cause of food insecurity in the United States? There are multiple reasons why peop...
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KIND Snacks petitions FDA to change the definition of "healthy"
In early 2015, FDA wrote a warning letter to KIND Snacks, calling out the company for using the term "healthy" on nut-filled snacks that -- among other things -- had a level of total fat level exceeding the official standards for "healthy" foods. At the tim...
In early 2015, FDA wrote a warning letter to KIND Snacks, calling out the company for using the term "healthy" on nut-filled snacks that -- among other things -- had a level of total fat level exceeding the official standards...
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Is the Center for Consumer Freedom no longer working on soda?
The Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) is a classic industry-funded front group, secretive about its funding sources and utterly mercenary in its writing. I once enjoyed debating soda policy in New York City with J. Justin Wilson from CCF in Episode 1 of a s...
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The new Dietary Guidelines are broad and respectful of diverse views
The federal government's Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015 were released this morning. This official publication of the Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services will offend nobody. Certainly, any student of food policy can appreciate why...
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Does the TPP allow exporting countries to certify their own food safety equivalence?
by Parke Wilde and Yue Huang The U.S. Trade Representative this fall released the text of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a controversial trade agreement for the United States and other countries that border the Pacific Ocean. Critics argue th...
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About those canned food drives
In this skeptical and critical video about canned food drives, from Adam Ruins Everything and Upworthy, a food bank administrator offers a good balanced summary of the main point: Canned food drives don't suck, [but] they're not the most efficient way to gi...
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Peeling back the wrapper: Why would Mars support the new added sugars label?
By Melissa Hudec and Parke Wilde The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing a new Nutrition Facts Panel that identifies added sugars (rather than just mixing added sugars in with all other sugars). The proposed label supports a recommendation from...
By Melissa Hudec and Parke Wilde The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing a new Nutrition Facts Panel that identifies added sugars (rather than just mixing added sugars in with all other sugars). The proposed label...
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What really improves the economic condition of immigrant farmworkers
There are few roles in the U.S. food system as tough as being an immigrant farmworker ... especially one without documentation. There has been enormous advocacy in recent years to improve farmworker wages and working conditions. Yet, in addition to advocacy...
There are few roles in the U.S. food system as tough as being an immigrant farmworker ... especially one without documentation. There has been enormous advocacy in recent years to improve farmworker wages and working conditio...
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Marion Nestle's Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning)
Marion Nestle's new book is Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning) ( Oxford University Press , 2015). The book is thorough, balanced, hard-hitting, and motivating. It covers health effects, industry structure, marketing to adults, marketing to chil...
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  • Friedman School, Tufts University
    Associate Professor, 2003 - present
  • USDA Economic Research Service
    1998 - 2003
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Food policy professor at Tufts.
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Teaches and writes about U.S. Food Policy at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.
Education
  • Swarthmore College
    Political Science, 1986 - 1990
  • Cornell University
    Agricultural Economics, 1992 - 1998