More About: 'Food-policy'

We’ve Raised $10 Million for Food Equality—Thanks to You

At Thrive Market, it’s always been part of our mission to fight food inequality. We believe that health and wellness shouldn’t be a privilege; rather, it’s everyone’s right to be able to provide healthy, affordable groceries to their families.  Unfortunately, that’s not the case for many Americans, which is why in 2020 we made a ...

Food Equality is On the Agenda at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

The first day of school is an important milestone for every student. This September, the Biden-Harris Administration will mark a milestone of its own with the first White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health in nearly 50 years.

What Does “Natural” Mean On Food Labels?

Although many supermarket staples can contain preservatives and chemical ingredients, there’s also a good selection that’s nutritious and natural. But—what does “natural” mean, exactly?

Why Stopping the Dakota Access Pipeline Is Important—and How You Can Help

Across the plains of North Dakota, thousands of people have gathered with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in recent months to protest construction of a 1,172-mile oil pipeline.

5 Food Policy Issues We Wish the Presidential Candidates Were Talking About

With both the Democratic and Republican conventions in the books, we now have our two official presidential nominees: Donald Trump for the GOP, Hillary Clinton for the Dems. Tens of millions of Americans tuned in for the speeches covering everything from national and social security, trade and terrorism, immigration and health care.

Why 2 Influential Foodies Say We’re Making Progress on Food Policy

As we think about the state of our food system, it’s easy to dwell on the problems rather than relish the areas in which it has improved. But while there is much work yet to be done on the nutrition and food policy front, we would do well to pause and celebrate the victories—big and ...

The USDA Just Gave Americans a Grade on Healthy Eating—And It’s Not Pretty

It’s no secret that the Standard American Diet—including lots of processed foods, sugar, salt, and fat—is not doing us any favors in the health department. 117 million Americans (that’s about half of us)  suffer from one or more preventable diseases, many of which are connected to diet and nutrition.

6 Different Reasons Monsanto Has Been Sued Over the Years

Earlier this month, the Portland, Ore. City Council passed a unanimous resolution to allow a city attorney to sue Monsanto for producing the chemical PCB, which Portland officials allege has contaminated the city’s waterways for years.

Why Aren’t the Presidential Candidates Talking About Food?

No matter what your political affiliation, we can all agree the 2016 race for the White House has been equal parts fascinating, wacky, unprecedented, and intense. While this crazy campaign has often delved into the realm of the unbelievable, it has occasionally focused on actual issues affecting Americans—from healthcare, to taxes, to war, to job creation.

1 Million More Americans Might Have Their Food Benefits Revoked

For tens of millions of low-income Americans, a monthly Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefit—formerly known as food stamps—is a lifeline.

A Strike Against Transparency: USDA Ends ‘Country of Origin’ Labeling for Beef and Pork

Maybe you haven’t noticed, but head to the supermarket and browse the meat cooler, paying close attention to the labels.

New Study Confirms: Smaller Portions Help Us Lose Weight

One needn’t look further than a monstrous fast-food combo meal, a table at the Cheesecake Factory, or the typical Thanksgiving dinner to know that when it comes to meal portions, Americans’ eyes are sometimes bigger than our stomachs.

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