Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy

The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy works locally and globally at the intersection of policy and practice to ensure fair and sustainable food, farm and trade systems.

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Tuesday, August 04, 2009
How to Bring Healthier Food to Corner Stores
Corner stores around the country have used a number of innovative strategies to bring healthier food to their shelves, finds a new paper by the Insti- tute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. In many low-income neighborhoods without a grocery store, corner stores are one of the few food options for consumers.
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Wednesday, July 29, 2009
New Healthy WIC Foods Available in Minnesota August 1
Important changes to the foods provided by the Women, Infants and Children Nutrition program (WIC) will increase access to healthy fruits and vegetables in underserved populations in Minnesota and throughout the nation, according to the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP).
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Rural Summit to Bring Together Policymakers, Rural Residents
USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development Dallas Tonsager and other national, state and local-level policymakers will join rural residents at the Midwest Rural Assembly in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, August 10-11. The Assembly will focus on rural economic and community development issues and opportunities, and will give rural residents a chance to speak directly with policymakers about rural policy priorities.
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Thursday, July 16, 2009
Ethanol Industry Can Stop Using Unnecessary Antibiotics
The ethanol industry should voluntarily stop the unnecessary use of antibiotics in the production process, particularly because viable alternatives are readily available, concludes a new report by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP).
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Thursday, May 21, 2009
Iowa Forest Protects Critical Bird Habitat
A 77-acre forest in northeast Iowa is the first in the state to be certified under international Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) management standards for its protection of native vegetation and ecologically important wildlife, including rare bird species. The project will be highlighted at a land- owner workshop on May 29 at the Yellow River State Forest.
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Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Europe and US Bear Special Responsibility for Food Crisis, New Report Finds
Policies enacted by the United States and the European Union, and aggressively pushed through global institutions during the last several decades, laid the ground for the ongoing food crisis, finds a new report by CIDSE, an international alliance of Catholic development agencies, and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP). Nearly 1 billion people are currently suffering from hunger around the world and the economic crisis is increasing this number, worsening the situation by the day.
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Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Report Finds Faith Organizations Building Community, Improving Health Through Healthy Foods
Parishioners at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Minnesota do more than donate food to a local food shelf—they actually grow it themselves. The project is one of many case studies highlighted in a new report by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) and funded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) that demonstrate a growing nationwide movement within the faith community to put into practice the belief that healthy foods will help feed the body and soul.
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Tuesday, April 21, 2009
G-8 Ag Ministers’ Support for Free Trade and Biotech Undermine Progress to Eradicate Hunger
At the first ever G-8 Farm Summit in Treviso, Italy, agri- culture ministers pledged earlier this week to work toward alleviating poverty and hunger and to encourage sustainable food production.
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Monday, April 06, 2009
How to Build a Climate-Friendly Food System
Sustainable practices in agriculture, combined with the development of local food systems, can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. food system, finds a new paper by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP).
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Monday, March 16, 2009
Integrated Solutions Needed for Water, Climate and Food Crises, New Report Finds
The dramatic convergence of multiple crises–climate, food and water–requires a global shift from the dominant industrial model of agriculture toward more sustainable practices, concludes a new paper published by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy and the Heinrich Boll Foundation. The paper was released on the first day of the World Water Forum in Istanbul, Turkey.
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