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Food and Farming Issues - Food Safety, Farm Subsidies, Food Supply

Information, political analysis of U.S. food and farming issues, including farm subsidies, food safety, and food policies.

Agriculture Donors to Senate Agriculture Committee Members
Summarizes 2009-2010 donations by the agriculture, crop production, and food processing industries to the 21 members of the Senate Agriculture Committee in the 112th Congress (2011-2012).

What Are U.S. Farm Subsidies?
Defines and describes U.S. farm subsidy programs, which are legislated by Congress. Farm subsidies are considered a prime area for budget cutbacks by both Democrats ("corporate giveaway") and Republicans ("federal welfare"), but are opposed by the powerful farm lobby and members of Congress from agriculture states.

U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. food, farming and natural resources policy and enforcement including food safety, farm subsidies, food supply, animal health, natural resources

Environmental Working Group - Farm Subsidies by State
Farm subsidies by state and Congressional district, by the Environmental Working Group.

World Health Organization - Food Safety
Unsafe food causes many acute and life-long diseases, ranging from diarrhoeal diseases to various forms of cancer. WHO estimates that foodborne and waterborne diarrhoeal diseases taken together kill about 2.2 million people annually, 1.9 million of them children.

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