October 21, 2018

New Group will Rate Congress with a Food Policy Scorecard

A new group will rate Congress with a food policy scorecard, according to the Environmental Working Group. The new group, a 501c(4) nonprofit organization, will consist of food and agriculture policy leaders.

CongressThis will be the first time an organization has rated politicians on their votes and stance on issues such as food safety, farm subsidies, farm animal welfare, organic and local food, nutrition assistance, fisheries management, and farm and food worker justice.

The new group will issue the scorecard in the fall of 2012. It will be based on floor votes during the 112th Congress, as well as amendments proposed to the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act, otherwise known as the 2012 Farm Bill. That bill is currently being amended and discussed in the United States Senate.

EWG did not issue a list of the new group’s members, but stated that “national leaders engaged in legislative efforts to address America’s broken food and agriculture system are founding the organization.”

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