The Food Lobby Goes to School

The Food Lobby Goes to School

A look inside the backrooms of the capital, where the interests of American children intersect with the lobbyists for multinational food companies.


The National Academy of Sciences is responsible for making “evidence-based revisions” to the national school lunch and breakfast programs every five years before they are renewed by Congress and the USDA. With over $10 billion at play each year, these programs are of great interest to more than just concerned parents. ANP asks if a meeting where junk food lobbyists outnumber scientists can really be considered a “scientific conference?”

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