Food Policy News

Brief policy updates pulled weekly from the BFI newsletter.

Berkeley Voices in the Farm Bill Conversation

May 4, 2017

BY NINA F. ICHIKAWA, BFI POLICY DIRECTOR We are not the first ones here on campus to delve into this notoriously difficult piece of legislation. Notably, the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society released a major... READ MORE

Immigrant Food Workers Highlighted in New Report

April 13, 2017

Earlier this month, the John Hopkins Center for a Livable Future released a major new report, “Public Health, Immigration Reform and Food System Change.” It details the challenges faced by agricultural and meat... READ MORE

Marion Nestle on Soda Taxes and at Berkeley

March 16, 2017

In a recent Food Politics blog post, New York University professor (and UC Berkeley MPH and PhD alum) Marion Nestle details the ongoing controversy—and newly released results—of the soda tax instituted by the city of Philadelphia... READ MORE

Anti-Immigrant Policy and our Food System

February 19, 2017

As the heat increases on immigrants and their families across the United States, the food and agriculture system is facing the effects. Last week’s “Day Without Immigrants” was met with both firings and... READ MORE