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Melanie Wong | Nov 17, 201611:28 AM     3

Both Food and Wine and Eater.com have reported recently on Trump's platform and how it could affect food policy during his administration.

"... Another food industry mainstay that might experience a massive overall by the next adiministration is the Food and Drug Administration, as Donald Trump has previously called for a massive reduction in the country's regulatory standards for foods, even suggesting he would eliminate 'the FDA food police'. Trump, who has criticized the FDA for what he calls 'inspection overkill' of food manufacturing facilities, has suggested the agency's governing of "the soil farmers use, farm and food production hygiene, food packaging, food temperatures," were overly invasive and should be given another look..."
http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/what...

"...Trump has been especially vocal about immigration. His plan to build a wall on the southern border of the U.S. will likely hit the agricultural and restaurant industry hard. He has called climate change a 'hoax,' which means it likely won’t be high on his list of priorities; this could be devastating for farmers. When it comes to minimum wage, Trump believes it’s an issue best left up to states (so don’t expect a higher federal minimum any time soon). And on employee benefits, Trump wants to repeal President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, but is seemingly in favor of paid maternity leave (though it’s unclear if that plan will cover single mothers).

Below, a closer look at where Trump stands on policies related to food safety, agriculture, and workers’ rights..."
http://www.eater.com/2016/11/9/129308...

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