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Report Outlines Policy Changes Needed to Encourage More Farmers to Grow Healthy Food

May 24, 2012 |

News Release – We should eat more fruits and vegetables. And it’s not just our mothers who think so.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 2011 unveiled a new set of dietary guidelines, dubbed “MyPlate,” recommending that fruits and vegetables make up 50 percent of our daily food intake.

Yet our actual diet falls far short of this ideal. We eat too little healthy food and too much refined grains, sugars, meat, and fat—eating patterns that have helped drive a nationwide epidemic of obesity and associated chronic illnesses. Read More