FarmPolicy

August 20, 2019

Nutrition Bill; Food Safety; Trade; Biofuels; Farm Bill; Ag Economy; and Biotech

Nutrition Bill

Robert Pear reported in today’s New York Times that, “Congress gave final approval on Thursday to a child nutrition bill that expands the school lunch program and sets new standards to improve the quality of school meals, with more fruits and vegetables.

Michelle Obama lobbied for the bill as a way to combat obesity and hunger. About half of the $4.5 billion cost is financed by a cut in food stamps [SNAP] starting in several years.

Mrs. Obama said she was thrilled by passage of what she described as a groundbreaking piece of legislation.”

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