Tag Archives: FOOD POLICY

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Resigns

On Tuesday, March 5, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced he would resign at the end of the month. Gottlieb, a physician and former deputy commissioner in the George W. Bush administration, was confirmed as FDA Commissioner in May 2017. The resignation was not sought by the White House, as confirmed by a senior White House … Continue Reading

More Calls for a National Food Safety Strategy

More Calls for a National Food Safety Strategy  A month after four senators asked the Trump administration to implement the food safety recommendations in a General Accounting Office (GAO) report calling for a national food strategy (see our February 21, 2017 blog for more details), researchers at Vermont and Harvard law schools released the results … Continue Reading

Federal Food Waste Foray

Federal legislation proposed to curb food waste. As previously covered on this blog, food waste is a major issue in the United States.  Government estimates indicate that Americans waste between 30 and 40% of the overall food supply on an annual basis. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) has introduced a bill that proposes a sweeping and … Continue Reading

Waste Not, Want Not: Reprise

Federal government announces goal to reduce food waste.  Food waste is a major issue in the United States, with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimating that Americans waste 133 billion pounds of food each year, or 31% of the overall food supply.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 21% of all the waste in … Continue Reading

Waste Not, Want Not

Consumer Goods Forum members aim to cut food waste in half by 2025. Food waste is a continuing problem, with the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimating that 1/3 of food produced worldwide is either wasted or lost along the supply chain. The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) — which includes more than 400 major … Continue Reading
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