Food Politics Part I

In case you haven't heard, gelato sales have been stopped and there will be NO food sales at club fair next week. Why? The cafeteria people got involved (and not just those from our site). Welcome to Food Politics on the local level.

Over the next few days we'll be talking about the politics of food in our country. Many of you might have read "Fast Food Nation" or you've seen "SuperSize Me." Maybe some of you have even seen "Food, Inc." You might have heard the team Frankenfood. Yes, it's a real term coined in the last century to describe genetically modified foods.

Today, I'd like you to start by reading this article from the New York Times about the Child Nutrition Bill that passed Congress last week. What are the main points of the article? What are the key features of the bill? Most importantly, what did you learn about the politics of child nutrition from this article? Be prepared to discuss this. You are advised to make some notes.