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EWG, celebrities send letter to Congress

The Environmental Working Group and 70 celebrity chefs, authors, food policy experts, nutritionists, CEOs, and environment and health organizations sent an open letter to Congress today urging changes to the Senate farm bill.

Signers include chef Mario Batali, Tom Colicchio, Alice Waters, Food Inc. film director Robert Kenner, author Michael Pollan, and New York University nutrition professor Marion Nestle.

The letter applauded reforms in the bill, but says it is still “seriously out of step with the nation’s priorities and what the American public expects and wants from our food and farm policy.”