Reflections on Diet for a Small Planet

It’s been 50 years since the publication of an unlikely bestseller, a book that combined research, policy prescriptions, dietary advice and recipes into a quiet manifesto on the importance of food choices on our world. This year, as Diet for a Small Planet turns 50, the publisher and author are celebrating by releasing a new, […]

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Federal Government Tackles Wasted Food

Wasted food is a big issue — an enormous one, really, when you consider that nearly half the food produced in the US goes to landfills. In a world where we’re frequently at odds with policy proposals coming out of Washington, this release from the EPA was a rare bit of good news, so we’re […]


5 Food Policy Trends to Watch in 2019

2018 was a year for the books. We watched the administration roll back rules that protect the environment, support small farms, address food insecurity and encourage food sovereignty. Food policy advocates spent much of the year putting out dumpster fires — challenging new rules around work requirements, so-called “Harvest Boxes” and immigration. In the midst […]

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Food Policy News – Five Food Policy Issues to Watch

Keeping up with food policy news isn’t always easy. With all the changes coming from Washington and the states (even Massachusetts isn’t immune), sometimes policy changes that affect the food environment fly under the radar. Often, policies seemingly unrelated to hunger prevention can have a profound effect on programs that fight food insecurity and promote […]