Food policy issues & the GOP, Democrats & presidential election

Last week, we summarized the morsels of food policy publicly stated in the candidate platforms.

We included reviews of the platforms of GOP Republication front-runners, then the Democratic primary platforms. In case you missed them, check ’em out:

 – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)

– Donald J. Trump

– Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)

– Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

– Sec. Hillary Clinton

It’s still very hard to tell where these GOP presidential candidates stand on food issues. What do the presidential candidates really want to do with food policy?

This week, we’d note that there remain gaps throughout these policies, or lack thereof. We’re listing resources that frame the most important questions from both sides of the political persuasion.

More than most other issues, food remains foundational to the wider issues in the GOP & Democratic 2016 primary & eventually, presidential elections. These include economic, environmental, labour & foreign policy questions.

Food tank

10 Food Policy Questions We Want Answered From the 2016 Presidential Candidates

Huffington Post

Where the 2016 Presidential Candidates Stand on Food Policy

The Odyssey

Food and Politics in the Presidential Election

Wild Food News


Resources from candidate policy platforms (external links)

I. Ted Cruz  on small businesses or stable dollar.

II. Marco Rubio on farm policy or his tax plan or energy plan

III. Donald J. Trump on trade proposal

IV. Bernie Sanders on rural economy

V. Hillary Clinton on minimum wage or rural policy


Food issues & food policy have wide implications  & far reach in the upcoming 2016 US presidential election.

Let us know if you find more to include here from public policy platforms: @JoshDavidson

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