Economics and Policy

Report Details Harmful Consequences of Prison Food Policies

Impact Justice’s new report detailing prison food policies and practices shows what message we are sending to people who are incarcerated through food.

Alabama Food Bank, Facing Funding Cuts, Finds Creative Solutions to Try to Meet Demand

Following the decision to cut a federal emergency food assistance program by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama (CFBCA) is working to find new ways to feed the community.  CFBCA, a leading food…

Remembering Wayne Roberts: Advocate for Sustainable Food Systems

Canadian writer and food policy analyst Wayne Roberts, best known for his work with the Toronto Food Policy Council, has died at the age of 76.

Senate Re-Introduction of AQUAA Act Could Be a Cause for Concern

A recent report published by FoodPrint and the North Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA) finds the current expansion of large scale aquaculture is unsustainable and may cause serious harm to traditional fishing structures.

The Effects of U.S. Federal Payments on the Agriculture Sector

Farmers face challenges from trade wars, climate change, and COVID-19 but need more than federal payments to be sustainable long term.

New Research Finds Method to Create Safe Camel Milk Products

The Technical University of Denmark has identified a strain of lactic acid bacteria that can be used to ferment camel milk safely.

Farmers Fight For Right To Repair Their Own Equipment

Kevin Kenney talks about the Right to Repair movement and how manufacturers are hindering farmers’ ability to work on their own machinery.

Pandemic, Fresh Food Act Influencing Farm-to-School Efforts in West Virginia

West Virginia farmers and schools are adapting to the pandemic and learning lessons in local sourcing.

Greater Pittsburgh Food Action Plan Prioritizes Justice in the Food System

The Greater Pittsburgh Food Action Plan seeks to prioritize equity in the region’s food system.

DC Offers Another Round of Relief to Restaurants

Mayor Muriel Bowser will award up to 700 grants to DC’s hardest-hit restaurants.