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.

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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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