United States Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Specialty Crops, Food and Agricultural Research

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TheU.S. Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Specialty Crops, Food and Agricultural Research is one of five subcommittees of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.

Jurisdiction[edit]

This subcommittee has jurisdiction over "domestic and international nutrition and food assistance and hunger prevention; school and child nutrition programs; local and healthy food initiatives; futures, options and derivatives; pesticides; and general legislation".[1] The origins of the subcommittee lay in the Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs that was active from 1968 to 1977 before being subsumed into the Agriculture Committee.[2]

The subcommittee was renamed for the 112th United States Congress (2011). It was previously the Subcommittee on Nutrition and Hunger, Nutrition and Family Farms.

Members[edit]

113th Congress[edit]

Majority Minority
Ex officio

112th Congress[edit]

Majority Minority
Ex officio

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://ag.senate.gov/site/subcmtes.html
  2. ^ Nestle, Marion (2007). Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (2nd ed.). University of California Press. pp. 38–42. ISBN 0-520-25403-1. 

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