Lindsey Kratochwill

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Lindsey Kratochwill is a magazine journalism and environmental policy student at Northwestern University. Lindsey lives just outside of Chicago in Evanston, Ill., though she grew up in a much warmer climate in Florida. She enjoys environmental and science journalism and is fascinated with agricultural and food policy.

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In discussions about government and agriculture, attention tends to focus on issues such as the billions spent on commodity supports. But the Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) – a branch of the USDA – has a program within the farm bill that sends money to growers a little more local. The Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) offers grants to promote the efforts of local and regional food producers and farmers markets. “I see the Farmers Market…
Foods labeled “gluten-free” line the shelves of special sections in conventional grocery stores and natural food stores alike. But what exactly does this label mean? Groups such as the Gluten Free Certification Organization, the Celiac Sprue Association, the Canadian Celiac Association and the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness each suggest different guidelines to establish a gluten threshold level. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not yet have a rule for gluten-free labeling. It proposed…