Since the Obama versus Romney voting is in the limelight now, let's take a look at the food and agricultural policies supported by both parties. Food policy can consist of both local as well as global initiatives. Also, it should take regulations, food assistance programs, food labeling and even health as well as safety in its purview. Firstly, it is important to point out that majority of the Democrats represented by Obama support the Organic Trade Association while the Republicans represented by Romney actively back the American Farm Bureau Federation. Moreover, Romney's standpoints of food policies have altered many times. Recently, he declared farm subsidies as a national security issue and also stated that unilateral changes to its current policies could cause a disadvantage in the global context. While the Obama administration highlighted the contribution of the organic industry, revised nutrition standards at school lunches, cut down costly subsidies to farmers and increased spending on healthy food initiatives. They also launched the 'Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food' program that helps people understand where their food comes from.
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