AG/FDA Blog

The History and Value of School Lunches

By Kristin McGinty The Beginning The National School Lunch Program operates in 100,000 schools and is available to approximately 50 million children. We have all grown up with lunch in school, and perhaps breakfast too. But it was not always this way… Read More
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Categories: Public Policy

COVID-19 and the Need for International Food Aid – A Growing Body of Evidence

By: Julia Johnson “So today, with COVID-19, I want to stress that we are not only facing a global health pandemic but also a global humanitarian catastrophe. Millions of civilians living in conflict-scarred nations, including many women and childre… Read More
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Policy Solutions to Climate Change through Agriculture and Forestry

By Julia Johnson The coronavirus has dominated the news cycle over the last five months and has disrupted nearly every industry, particularly agriculture and forestry. Leaders, innovators, and policymakers in these fields are looking for solutions th… Read More
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7/21/20 OFW Law Daily COVID-19 News Conference Summary

President Donald Trump held a 30-minute press conference beginning at 5:15 this afternoon. Summary of the President’s remarks and questions: The President said the purpose of today’s press conference was to provide an update on the Administration… Read More
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Categories: Public Policy

2020 Dietary Guidelines Near the End of Stage One

By: Julia Johnson On Wednesday, June 16, the 2020, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) hosted a public meeting to review their draft scientific report. A new edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans is published every 5-years and… Read More
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The 2020 Presidential Transition Has Already Begun, Quietly

It is almost easy to forget, in this strange, tumultuous spring of 2020, that we still have a national presidential election, perhaps one of the most important in our lifetimes, just around the corner, five months from now. As a cascade of crises dom… Read More
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5/15/20 OFW Law Daily COVID-19 News Conference Summary

President Donald Trump held a 45-minute press conference beginning at 12:40 this afternoon. He was joined by Secretary of Health and Human Services, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, Dr. Moncef Slaoui, former head of GlaxoSmithKline’s vaccine divisi… Read More
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5/11/20 OFW Law Daily COVID-19 News Conference Summary

President Donald Trump held a 1-hour press conference beginning at 4:15 this afternoon. He was joined by Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Brett Giroir, M.D., and the Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Brad Smith. Summary… Read More
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4/27/20 OFW Law Daily COVID-19 News Conference Summary

President Donald Trump and the Vice President held a 1-hour press conference beginning at 5:40 this evening. They were joined White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Deborah Birx, and Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Brett Giroir, M.D. Sum… Read More
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4/24/20 OFW Law Daily COVID-19 News Conference Summary

President Donald Trump and the Vice President held a less than 25-minute press conference beginning at 5:40 this evening. Neither the President nor the Vice President took any questions. They were joined by FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn. Summary of t… Read More
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