How do your Congressional representatives score on food issues?
Yesterday, I attended a press conference for the Food Bank of South Jersey. Congressman Rob Andrews, my local representative, spoke for a few minutes. He positioned himself as a huge supporter of the food bank and its needs, and he also spoke a little bit about the Farm Bill that has yet to be passed. He said that he’s working to make sure the bill covers not just farmers, but also the food insecure, school meal programs and food stamp recipients.
The Scorecard is based on votes taken during the 112th Congress that had a bearing on such issues as food safety, hunger, farm subsidies, food labeling, organic food and local food systems. In the future, animal welfare and food industry consolidation will be added to the food issues that factor in the scoring.
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