Cory Booker is on a mission to fix what he calls the “broken American food system.” As one of the newest members of the Senate Agriculture Committee, the New Jersey Democrat and vegan is positioned to shape the next farm bill.
In this opinion piece, Ertharin Cousin, Catherine Bertini and Dan Glickman with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs address the need for the development of coalitions that elevate the food systems agenda.
A shortage of food delivery drivers and warehouse workers is forcing schools to streamline lunchtime options as orders fail to arrive on time for meal preparation or wholesale manufacturers simply can't provide items schools need.
A stopgap-funding bill that will keep the government operating this fall includes a $10 billion expansion in agricultural disaster aid and temporarily extends authority for USDA’s livestock price reporting system.
Universal free school meals, launched at the start of the pandemic in March 2020 and extended through the current school year, improved collaborations between school nutrition departments and district leaders and increased student participation in many locations.
The United States committed $10 billion over five years toward domestic and international food security, and ag industry groups expressed support for the United States' new "productivity coalition" as the United Nations Food Systems Summit convened Thursday.