EWG News Roundup (12/21): Farm Subsidies for Millionaires, Trump Ignores Consumers with GMO Rule and More | PressReleasePoint
Friday, December 21, 2018
This week President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill – a package that will allow the wealthiest farmers, their relatives and millionaire city slickers to receive even more taxpayer-funded farm subsidies, even if they don’t live or work on the farm. Concurrently, the president also announced plans for even more work requirements for struggling Americans who receive meager federal food assistance just to put food on their tables.
“At the very same time that President Trump is enriching the largest and most successful farmers – and their distant relations – with unlimited farm subsidies, he is also launching a new front in his war on America’s hungry,” said EWG President Ken Cook.
In addition, this week the Trump administration announced a woefully inadequate plan to protect children from lead exposure and released the final GMO food disclosure rule that will allow the genetically engineered ingredients in many foods to remain hidden from consumers.