Tag: USDA

Food & Farm Issue Update: Food on the Plate for GOP Candidates?

Unless you followed every word of every GOP debate, you might not know where the Republican presidential candidates stand on food and farm policy. Have no fear, as HeadCount is here to inform you on the issues NOT in the headlines.

Posted in Politics and Elections, Issue Updates, Food and Farm Policy

Food & Farm Policy Issue Update: Farm Aid Keeps on Rockin’ While the Gov’t Cracks Down on the Underground Market

Government keeps cracking down on fresh food sold directly to consumers on the “underground market,” but somehow government agencies aren’t doing anything about junk food advertising for kids or salmonella outbreaks. Does that make you mad?

Posted in Music and Activism, Issue Updates, Food and Farm Policy

Food & Farm Policy Issue Update: Food and Budget Shortfalls

In the last month or so we’ve seen food prices hitting record highs and budget discussions around food get heated. That and more in this Issue Update.

Posted in Issue Updates, Food and Farm Policy

Food & Farm Policy Issue Update: Food Fights

If you look at some recent headlines, you can see that food is a frequent point of contention. Whether it’s Taco Bell, pork production, or genetically engineered alfalfa, opinions differ and billions of dollars are at stake.

Posted in Issue Updates, Food and Farm Policy

HeadCount Food & Farm Policy Issue Update: The Unsettling Truth About Food & Advertising

It’s about time! The media has turned some serious attention on the marketing practices behind so-called “organic” food products. The limited and often inaccurate information available to consumers regarding food makes it difficult to know whether our dollars are supporting the type of industry we can believe in. The biggest shocker came last week when Mother Jones…