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VIDEO: Farm Bill Panel Packs Wheeler Auditorium

April 30, 2012

Pollan165.jpgThe United States farm bill is up for renewal this year, and what goes into the $400 billion, 5,000-plus page piece of legislation will affect what tens of millions of Americans eat — and don’t eat — in the coming years.

On April 5, UC Berkeley’s College of Natural Resources fired off an enlightening salvo in the public discourse, with a panel of heavy hitters calling on the public to let their voices be heard in the quest to, as panelist Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, put it, “move farmers and eaters closer together.”

Read the summary, which includes video of the presentations and Q&A.

Watch the video.

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