Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Recognized As Top Advocate For National Food Policy
December 8, 2015
Washington, DC—Today, Food Policy Action announced Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) as a top advocate of improving our nation’s food system. The release of their Congressional Progress Report gave the congresswoman a perfect score on Food Policy Action’s 2015 National Food Policy Scorecard. The scorecard considers lawmakers votes on a variety of issues relevant to food policy in the U.S., including domestic and international hunger, food safety, food access, farm subsidies, animal welfare, food and farm labor, nutrition, food additives, food transparency, local and regional food production, organic farming and the effects of food production on the environment.
“Securing sensible, transparent food policy and supporting local and domestic agriculture have been among my key priorities in Congress,” said Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. “I’ve continued to push for legislation that would increase food and production transparency and fight for making basic labeling available to consumers across the country. In addition, I remain committed to fighting against harmful legislation like the Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act, that rolls back years of progress in food labeling made in 30 states, including Hawaiʻi. Food security is a critical issue for the American people, and especially the people of Hawaiʻi, and I'm humbled to be recognized as an advocate for them and their families.”
“Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has been a strong advocate in Congress for food safety, access, production, and transparency,” said Chef Tom Colicchio, Food Policy Action Co-Founder and good food advocate. “We are grateful for her leadership and continued support of sustainable food policy in both Hawaiʻi, and across the United States.”
Food Policy Action was established in 2012 through a collaboration of national food policy leaders in order to hold legislators accountable on votes that have an effect on food and farming. The National Food Policy 2015 Scorecard reflects the consensus of top food policy experts who select the key food policy votes each year.