WIN Wyoming

Thought Bullets
for
September 2005


How Agriculture Policy Influences What Foods Are Developed

Thanks to the alert from fellow WIN Wyoming team members Carol Peterson and Suzy Pelican, I was able to attend the satellite downlink of the program entitled “Supersizing America: The New Challenge of Obesity.”  Mark Muller, from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, was the first speaker and highlighted some of the connections between the current food supply in the United States and the agriculture policy set by Congress.  I found his concepts to be very thought-provoking, and for this month’s thought bullets I share with you some of the most interesting concepts I took away from the program. 

Source:  
Muller, Mark.  Working to maintain family farm agriculture through regional, healthy food systems.  Presentation at the 23rd National Conference on Health Education and Health Promotion, and broadcast by the Alabama Public Health Training Network.  August 11, 2005.


Compiled by Betty Holmes, MS, RD

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