Press Releases

June 2011

Major contributor of arsenic in animal feed halts practice

Posted June 7, 2011

Washington, D.C., June 08, 2011 – The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that Alpharma, a division of the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, has agreed to stop selling (for now) its arsenic-containing product, 3-Nitro, for use in chicken, turkeys and swine. In 1944, 3-Nitro became the first...

May 2011

Minnesota farmers embrace Farm to School, finds new survey

Posted May 30, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS – Farmers, ranchers and other food producers are interested in providing more of their fresh, locally grown food to Minnesota K-12 schools, according to a new survey released today by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP). The survey, completed by 67 small- and medium-scale producers...

China’s pig industry has global impact, new report finds

Posted May 17, 2011

China’s pig industry has global impact, new report finds Shift to industrial production affects farmers, food security and environment Minneapolis – China’s decision to shift toward industrial pig operations, and away from smaller-scale production, has important implications for the future of China...

April 2011

IATP announces the 2011–2013 Food and Community Fellows

Posted April 21, 2011

Minneapolis – The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) is pleased to announce the selection of 14 new Food and Community Fellows. The 2011–2013 class of fellows is a mix of grassroots advocates, thought leaders, writers and entrepreneurs. You can see the full class below and at...

March 2011

IATP welcomes LaDonna Redmond to lead food and justice project

Posted March 14, 2011

Minneapolis – The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy announced today that LaDonna Redmond will lead a new project focusing on health, justice and the food system. The project will center on health disparities resulting from the food system, from the farm to consumers—particularly as they affect low-income...

Minnesota schools embrace Farm to School

Posted March 10, 2011

Minneapolis – Participation in Farm to School is growing exponentially among Minnesota K-12 school districts, benefiting students and local farmers, according to the third annual Farm to School survey published today by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP). Foodservice leaders at 165 Minnesota...

February 2011

APHA applauded for urging action on hormone-disrupting chemicals

Posted February 28, 2011

Washington, D.C. – The American Public Health Association (APHA) recently announced an important new policy calling for government action to protect the public from hormone-disrupting chemicals in the food supply. The policy was applauded by Healthy Food Action, a project of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade...

January 2011

Health leaders call for healthy Farm Bill

Posted January 6, 2011

Minneapolis – U.S. health professionals are calling on new leadership in Congress to make health a priority in writing the next Farm Bill. National health leaders, including Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. Marion Nestle, have signed onto a “Charter for a Healthy Farm Bill.” (See the full list of signatories at...

December 2010

Empty global climate deal leaves agriculture behind

Posted December 10, 2010

cancÚn, Mexico – A watered-down United Nations climate deal reached early this morning missed another opportunity to support climate-resilient agriculture and global food security, according to the Minneapolis-based Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP). Overall, the agreement represents a step back...

November 2010

Governments at Cancún climate talks need to support local solutions

Posted November 28, 2010

cancÚn, Mexico – Governments attending the global climate talks in Cancún, which begin today, need to abandon loophole-ridden carbon markets and support bottom-up climate solutions that integrate equity, food security and democratic participation, according to the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP)....