• FPRC Image Hueston KSTP 09 2014

    Dr. Hueston discusses GMO's on local news

    Genetically Modified foods are discussed on the Inside Your Health Special

    Watch Segment

  • FPRC Image Poultry Workers

    Issue Brief: Potential Impacts of a Zero Tolerance Policy for Salmonella on Raw Meat and Poultry

    Human illness due to Salmonella has not decreased over the past 15 years.

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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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  • FPRC_Website SNAP food stamps 05 27 2014

    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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