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2012 Farm Bill Webinar

October 17, 2010

The debate over the next 5-year Farm Bill is about to begin. Healthy Food Action and The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy’s (IATP) Food & Society Fellows are sponsoring a webinar on November 2 at 11 am CT.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Medical Director and IATP Food and Society Fellow alumnus Eduardo Sanchez, MD, MPH, will explore the parallels between health reform and the Farm Bill. Anne Haddix, Ph.D., senior policy advisor with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will discuss the agency’s interest in the linkages between food systems and health, the burden of disease and potential policy strategies. Finally, David Wallinga, MD of The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy will reflect on the health community’s advocacy for the 2008 Farm Bill, and opportunities for healthy food and healthier farming in the new bill. Check out Healthy Food Action for more information and to register for the webinar.

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