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Parke Wilde
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Food policy professor at Tufts.
Food policy professor at Tufts.

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How old is the term "coconut milk"?
In the New Republic this week, Emily Atkin reviews the renewed Trump administration interest in restricting the word "milk" on labels for products such as "soy milk" and "coconut milk." “As the [FDA] Commissioner noted, the dictionary definition of the word...
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Can we improve the nutrition quality of the food supply by restraining international trade?
Because the Donald Trump administration is rolling back U.S. commitments in major trade agreements, our trading partners are retaliating with import restraints on U.S. food and agricultural products. For example, the European Union (EU) may erect new trade ...
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Massachusetts reinstates the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) effective tomorrow
In a significant win for community food security advocates, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker yesterday signed into law a supplemental budget with funding to extend the statewide SNAP Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) through the end of the fiscal year. T...
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Should the federal government stop encouraging Americans to eat more beef, pork, and cheese?
The question for this new video (third in a series) is: Should the federal government stop encouraging Americans to eat more beef, pork, and cheese? For more information about reform of the federal commodity checkoff programs discussed in this video, see th...
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The House Farm Bill will make it harder (not easier) to work while on SNAP
The House Farm Bill ( H.R. 2 ) passed the Committee on Agriculture with only Republican votes and will soon go to the floor, where it faces strong criticism from Democrats who are concerned about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provisio...
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Gershoff Symposium, April 27
The 2018 Gershoff Symposium , on April 27, will feature 4 presentations: "Food Labeling Chaos" (Keynote). Kathleen Merrigan, Executive Director of Sustainability and Professor of Public Policy at George Washington University. Merrigan was Deputy Secretary o...
Gershoff Symposium, April 27
Gershoff Symposium, April 27
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Does the United States have a "cheap food policy"?
In connection with the second edition of Food Policy in the United States: An Introduction  (Routledge/Earthscan, 2018), here is the second video in a series. Today's question is: Does the United States have a "cheap food policy"? Parke Wilde - Does the Uni...
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Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) releases report on SNAP and nutrition
Whenever thoughtful Republicans and Democrats and non-partisan analysts get cajoled into spending significant time in a room together to focus on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) policy, they tend to come up with some common themes: placing ...
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U.S. Food Policy: An Introduction (Second Edition)
The book Food Policy in the United States: An Introduction , whose second edition has just been released in the Earthscan Food and Agriculture Series (Routledge), prepares readers for their own distinctive constructive contribution to a lively conversation ...
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Federal court stops $3 million annual checkoff program payments for obsolete "Other White Meat" slogan
The federal district court in Washington, DC , yesterday stopped the $3 million annual payments that the federal government's semi-public pork checkoff program makes to the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), a private trade association. The ruling conf...
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