Food policy

Food policy

The fat of the land: do agricultural subsidies foster poor health?

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English
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Online
Author: 
Scott Fields
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Volume 112, Number 14
Publisher: 
Environmental Health Perspectives
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
USA

Discusses the possible effects of farm subsidies on unhealthy food produced in the U.S. and argues for more subsidies for fruit and vegetable growers to encourage healthier eating.

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Includes bibliographical references.

The perils of ignoring history: Big Tobacco played dirty and millions died. How similar is Big Food?

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English
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Author: 
Kelly Brownell
Kenneth Warner
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Volume 87, Number 1, 2009, pp. 259-294
Publisher: 
The Milbank Quarterly
Publication Date: 
2009

Compares how both the tobacco and food industries influence public opinion, legislation and regulation, litigation, and the conduct of science. Argues for better standards that are not regulated by the food industry itself.

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Includes bibliographical references. Abstract only available from Millbank Quarterly, without subscription. The full article is made available through the City of Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation.

Food Research and Action Center

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Research
Community education/development
Advocacy
Policy development

National nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. Works with national, state and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, corporations and labor organizations to address hunger, food insecurity, and their root cause, poverty. 

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Street Address: 
1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Addt'l Street Address: 
Suite 540
City: 
Washington, DC
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20009
Country: 
USA

Food insecurity and obesity: understanding the connections

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English
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Food Research and Action Centre
Publication Date: 
2011

Discusses research that shows there is a higher risk of overweight/obesity among food insecure women than among food insecure men.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Recipes for food insecurity: women’s stories from Saskatchewan

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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Online
Author: 
Yvonne Hanson
Publisher: 
Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
2011

Explores how food insecurity, policies and programs affect women's health and well-being. Finds that low income is the most significant risk factor for food insecurity for women and Aboriginal off reserve households are most likely to experience food insecurity.

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ISBN # 978-1-897250-33-4
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Project #238. Includes bibliographical references.

“Recipes for hunger: Saskatchewan women speak about food insecurity”, a webinar for organizations across Canada

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Online
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
February 2011
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg MB

Explores in a webinar format how policies & initiatives aimed to address food security (right to food) influence women’s health in urban, rural and remote locations in Saskatchewan. Reports on research by Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence researcher Yvonne Hanson, entitled “Gender Lens on Food Insecurity: Comparative Case Studies on Women’s Health in Urban, Rural and Remote Locations in Saskatchewan”. (54 minutes)

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TRANSforming the food supply

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Health Canada
Publication Date: 
2007

The final report of the Trans Fat Task Force, with recommendations and strategies on how "to effectively eliminate or reduce processed trans fats in Canadian foods to the lowest level possible."

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Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Research
Advocacy

Advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, enrich society and culture and promote equity.

Primary Telephone: 
020 7837 1228
Email Address: 
sustain@sustainweb.org
Fax Number: 
020 7837 1141
Street Address: 
94 White Lion St
City: 
London
Postal/ZIP Code: 
N1 9PF
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