Canadian Cattlemen's Association Reviving Beef Irradation Request
The Canadian Cattlemen's Association (CCA) is planning to submit a plan to the Canadian government to irradiate beef in the wake of last year's XL Beef recall and E.coli O157:H7 outbreak. Irradiation has been studied at the Food Policy Research Center and by Dr. Ted Labuza of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences.
Attention U of M Faculty - FPRC seeking proposal for Policy Analyses
The Food Policy Research Center is seeking proposals from University of Minnesota faculty and partners for innovative food and nutrition policy analyses. Analyses must focus on regional, national or global food and nutrition policy issues. Priority will be given to trans-disciplinary faculty teams who solicit broad input and examine important policy issues from multiple perspectives such as public health, economics, and the environment.
Attention U of M Faculty - FPRC seeking Issue Briefings
The Food Policy Research Center is seeking proposals from University of Minnesota faculty for innovative food and nutrition policy briefings. Concise and timely information is needed by legislators, congressional staffers, and committee members to address the increasing complex and contentious issues around food and nutrition.
Academic Health Center blog highlights Agricultural Climate Change fact sheet
The Food Policy Research Center (FPRC), comprised of five schools and colleges at the University of Minnesota, has released the third in a series of fact sheets designed to inform policymakers on a variety of issues through a comprehensive scientific approach and are part of a broader analysis of food policy topics. The third fact sheet focuses on the changing agricultural climate.
Attention U of M Faculty – FPRC seeking proposals on innovative food and nutrition policy analyses
The Food Policy Research Center is seeking proposals from University of Minnesota faculty focused on innovative food and nutrition policy analyses. Analyses will provide policymakers and key stakeholders with a more complete and holistic view of food policy through the analysis of scientific data and existing policy information. Five to seven proposals up to $40,000 each will be awarded over the course of the two year grant period.
U of M launches the Food Policy Research Center to inform policy through comprehensive science approach
The University of Minnesota Food Policy Research Center (FPRC) leverages the expertise of four university schools and colleges, as well as 20 participating centers and institutes, to perform integrated analyses of food and nutrition policies. Through its analyses, the center aims to provide consumers and policy makers with more comprehensive, holistic food policy options. The FPRC launched in April 2012 with funding from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture.
Read the press release (PDF)