Comments and Letters
White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health
Before the Biden-Harris administration’s White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health in September 2022, we submitted a comment inviting the conference attendees to address systemic change in food systems through BFI’s four key areas of focus: urban and rural agroecology, fair and healthy jobs, good food access, and racial equity in the food system.
Special Issue of Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems: US Farm Bill: Policy, Politics, and Potential
Following a successful public seminar in Washington, DC, we co-edited a special journal issue on the US Farm Bill. Read the introductory essay by co-editors Garrett Graddy-Lovelace, Adam Diamond, and BFI Executive Director Nina F. Ichikawa here, and download the rest of the articles here. For an overview of all the articles, download the PDF here.
Visioning of U.S. Agriculture Systems for Sustainable Production
The USDA Office of the Chief Scientist requested comments related to a Visioning of U.S. Agriculture Systems for Sustainable Production, to ensure the long-term healthy and viability of U.S. agriculture over the next 50 years.
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture
The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture requested comments pertaining to “a top priority in food and agricultural research, extension, or education that NIFA should address.”
US Senate Race Candidates
BFI shared the following food system priorities and recommendations with all candidates for US Senate from California in advance of the 2016 election. Download comment here. [Link]
USDA Office of Environmental Justice
BFI fellow Tara Benesch drafted the following comment regarding the 2016-2020 Environmental Justice Strategic Plan.
2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
BFI shared the following comment with Secretaries Burrell and Vilsack regarding the Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children
BFI shared research results with the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academies Institute of Medicine, as they reviewed the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) food packages.