Posted June 18, 2013
Robert H Lustig's slides from the March 18, 2013 webinar Sickly sweet: The science and policy of fructose overconsumption in America. Webinar can be found here: http://www.iatp.org/video/sickly-sweet-the-science-and-policy-of-fructose-overconsumption-in-america
Posted June 17, 2013
Local Food, Farm to Childcare, Food, Health
Minneapolis – Beginning today, childcare centers throughout Minnesota are set to serve healthy, locally grown foods as part of a Farm to Childcare initiative—an innovative program designed in partnership between the Minnesota-based Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) and childcare provider...
Posted June 4, 2013
Food and Health, Healthy Food Action, Antibiotics, Health
June 4, 2013
President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20500
Dear President Obama:
As medical and health care professionals, we seek your help in addressing the urgent and growing epidemic of antibiotic resistance. Specifically, we ask that you move forward with stalled U.S....
Posted May 29, 2013
May 28, 2013
Illinois General Assembly
Illinois State Capitol
Dear Members of the Illinois General Assembly,
With great alarm, we, the undersigned—your neighbors in Wisconsin, Iowa, and
Minnesota—are watching as the Illinois General Assembly considers a regulatory bill...
Posted May 20, 2013
In the 113th Congress, already a dozen bills have been introduced to thwart the CFTC’s discretion to implement Title VII of the DFA, and indeed, to annul the legislative intent of the DFA itself. IATP has criticized these counter-reform initiatives by contributing to and supporting AFR’s detailed...
Posted May 15, 2013
Environment, Health, Rural Development
St. Paul – The true economic impact of frac sand mining may fall short of industry claims promising sustained prosperity and economic opportunity, says a first-of-its-kind expert report to be released Wednesday, May 15. By using currently available economic data, The Economic Benefits and Costs of Frac-Sand...
Posted May 15, 2013
Energy, Environment, Rural Development
A new technology to extract oil and natural gas from geological formations that lack the porosity to allow the oil and natural gas to flow into drilled wells has dramatically increased oil and natural gas production in the United States. Horizontal drilling combined with hydraulic fracturing (“...
Posted May 1, 2013
Food and Health, Food, Food safety, Health, Toxics
Washington, D.C., May 1, 2013 – Today attorneys at Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a lawsuit on behalf of CFS, the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, and seven other U.S. food safety, agriculture, public health, and environmental groups to compel FDA to respond to the groups’ three year-old...
Posted April 30, 2013
Food and Health, Health, Toxics
2013 lawsuit against the FDA filed by IATP, et al., concerning arsenic in animal feed.
Posted April 24, 2013
Agriculture, Environment, Nanotechnology
Minneapolis – Nanomaterials added to soil via fertilizers and treated sewage waste used to fertilize fields could threaten soil health necessary to keep land productive, says a new report released today by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP). Peer-reviewed scientific research also indicates...
Posted April 23, 2013
In this era of budgetary obsession, we need to make sure everyone pays their fair share, even the well-protected financial services industry. Reinstating a small tax on financial trades would not only generate significant revenue, it would help stabilize markets that have caused so much turmoil in recent years. Such a...
Posted April 17, 2013
Trade, Free trade agreements
April 17, 2013 – There has been a quiet revolution going around the world, as communities and nations retake control of their food systems. In the U.S., more people are taking a look at processed foods at the supermarket and opting instead for healthier choices, grown locally with fewer pesticides. People in...
Posted April 10, 2013
Agriculture, Food, Globalization
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Obama administration’s fiscal year 2014 budget, released today, includes long-overdue changes to the way the U.S. distributes its food aid around the world. These changes will make aid more efficient—up to doubling the bang for each dollar spent—and they will help build...
Posted March 28, 2013
To feed a growing population under increasing natural resource constraints, the World Bank, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and other international organizations are promoting “sustainable intensification” as the future of agricultural production.1 The application of...
Posted March 28, 2013
Human Rights, Global Governance, Water
As water insecurities increase globally, there is an increasing emphasis on demand management approaches, which for the most part emphasize market mechanisms as a means to ensure water security for all. Water trading is one of the market-based mechanisms that helps transfer water from one user to another. This...
Posted March 15, 2013
Agriculture, Antibiotics, Health
WASHINGTON, D.C. – According to a petition submitted today to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), antibiotic use in ethanol production is illegal, unnecessary and adds to the catastrophic public health threat from antibiotic-resistant infections in humans. The petition, submitted by the Center for Food...
Posted March 15, 2013
Food and Health, Antibiotics, Livestock
In a boiled-down description, ethanol production is relatively simple. An ethanol producer grinds up a starch-like feedstock such as corn, adds warm water to make a mash, adds yeast, and then waits as the yeast ferments the starch into ethanol and carbon dioxide. The liquid ethanol and carbon dioxide are...
Posted March 4, 2013
Agriculture, Trade, Free trade agreements, Globalization
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has the potential to become the biggest regional free-trade agreement (FTA) in history, both because of the size of the economies participating in the negotiations and because it holds open the possibility for other countries to quietly “dock in” to the existing...
Posted March 1, 2013
Agriculture, Climate, Climate Change, United Nations
Overview: Agriculture and the climate change challenge
Agriculture plays a central role in providing global food security and ensuring rural livelihoods for two-thirds of the developing world and 40 percent of the world’s population; it is undoubtedly a unique sector. Linkages between agriculture and climate...
Posted February 26, 2013
Food and Health, Health, Livestock
Joint letter to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions regarding ADUFA.