U.S. election also about shaping food policies
Plate of the Union website offers American voters a chance to see where candidates stand on key national and international food policies.
November 2, 2016
by Canadian Packaging staff
For our American cousins who go to the polls on November 8, 2016, they not only have a chance to determine who will be the next president of the United States, but can also play a hand in determining their country’s food policies.
Both candidates have their own policy plans – but which works best for you?
The Union of Concerned Scientists, Food Policy Action, and the HEAL Food Alliance have partnered on Plate of the Union to allow people to find out just where candidates stand on the policies that are of most concern: equal access to healthy and affordable food; provide fair treatment for farm workers; and how to keep children eating healthy.
For Americans looking to see how all members of Congress have voted on key food policy issues, click HERE to see a scorecard prepared by Food Policy Action.
So, even though you shouldn’t follow the advice given by noted gangster Al Capone: “Vote early and vote often”, American voters can vote better informed.