How trade agreements affect our everyday life

Free trade agreements are about much more than exports and imports. The pending Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) includes the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries covering 40 percent of the global economy. Its 30 chapters include binding rules on investment, food safety and labeling, patents on medicines, foods and plants, among other issues. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the U.S.

Posted April 20, 2016

Duration: 55:00

Contracted Lives: The Experience of Farmers in the Meat Chain in Brazil, India and the U.S.

In recent months, the meat industry has been getting a lot of attention: restaurants have said they will phase out eggs from farms that cage birds; major meat companies and retailers have said that they will phase out the use of “antibiotics for human use. But little attention is paid to people who work in the meat industry.

Posted December 03, 2015

Farm to School Month Midwest Menu Webinar

Are you interested in doing something special with your whole tray to celebrate Food Day during Farm to School Month this year? The Midwest Menu might be just what you are looking for! In the spirit of collective celebration, all schools across the Midwest are invited to serve a coordinated lunch tray featuring local and regional foods on Thursday, October 22nd, 2015.

Join this webinar to hear the stories of food service staff who participated last year—they will share advice and answer questions to help you plan your own local foods celebration.

Posted August 12, 2015