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    Issue Brief: Statewide Food Policy Councils: Considerations for Minnesota Policymakers

    Councils are cross-sector bodies that may help states comprehensively address food system objectives.

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    Issue Brief: General Overview of the Food Safety Modernization Act

    Despite having one of the safest food supplies in the world, roughly 1 in 6 Americans are sickened by foodborne illnesses.

    Find out more here.

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    Analyzing Food Issues from Multiple Angles

    The Center analyzes food-related issues from an interdisciplinary perspective, tapping the knowledge of researchers from across the University.

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    Analysis: Are Food Stamps Income or Food Supplementation? A Meta-Analysis

    Previous studies on food stamps have come to very different conclusions. The authors investigate whether the recipientsof the food stamps view them as income or food supplementation.

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Illuminating the science behind food issues

Few of us would question the importance of food. Yet fully grasping the issues surrounding food is often challenging, complicated by political, technical, environmental, economic, and cultural forces that have an impact on what we eat. The Food Policy Research Center (FPRC) examines those intertwined and often competing influences, illuminating the science behind food issues and policies from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Our goal is to arm lawmakers, consumers and industry representatives with scientifically sound information about how we grow, process, package, distribute, and prepare what we eat. Such information will expand their understanding of the impacts and trade-offs associated with national policy and regulations regarding complex food issues.

In the coming two years, FPRC researchers will initiate several food policy analyses, providing issue briefings, white papers, and opportunities to hear directly from the experts. Our commitment to communicating the results broadly will help decision makers, whether at the Capitol or in the kitchen, make more informed choices.

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