29 Apr '12, 10pm

ALEC’s Influence Over U.S. Food Policy via @eatdrink_better

ALEC’s Influence Over U.S. Food Policy via @eatdrink_better

In politics, the word “attack” is often used when sweeping legislation seems to be introduced across the country against one specific issue. Think: attack on women, attack on health, etc. But these “attacks” are often not as decentralized as one might think. Increasingly in the media and in water cooler conversations, the not-quite-lobby, not-quite-front group ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) is ousted as the culprit behind nearly identical legislative bills that attack our food system. According to ALECexposed.org , more than 98 percent of ALEC’s revenues come from corporations, corporate trade groups, and foundations, not membership dues. In other words, ALEC is nearly entirely funded by people with a highly vested interest in making sure their profits are not taken away by legislation. So, how does ALEC relate to the issues presented in Eat Drink Better? Wel...

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