Researcher and Writer in Washington, DC

Why Are Farmers Telling Kids What to Eat?

Source: National Archives and Records Administration

Source: National Archives and Records Administration

The law governing America’s school lunches is up for renewal this year, and the 210-page draft bill now in play took more than a year to negotiate. The final result is a mélange of provisions attempting to satisfy competing interests. When Pat Roberts, the Republican senator from Kansas who chairs the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, trumpeted the bill in late January, he told the committee that its pages “contain critical programs of importance for Kansas and to every state — our farmers, our ranchers, our growers, and our friends and neighbors that need help including, of course, hungry children.” Note who comes last…. (Read more at Politico)

 

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