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food policy


Obesity on the decline?

The New York Times reports from Philadelphia this morning that following years of ever-increasing childhood obesity rates, several American cities may finally be getting ahead of the disturbing trend. Watch Saving Carla on PBS. See more from Need To Know. Reporter Sabrina Tavernise writes: The trend [of declining rates in childhood obesity] has emerged in […]


Mark Bittman on the politics of the plate

New York Times op-ed columnist and author Mark Bittman talks to Alison Stewart about the intersection of food, politics and the environment.


Is U.S. food aid working?

Jon Meacham speaks with the Reverend David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, about how our domestic farm policy may be harming malnourished children in the developing world.

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