The Presidential Candidates Still Aren’t Talking About Our Food Supply

The food we eat matters for our economy, our health and our environment. Do Clinton or Trump agree?

If the two major party candidates for president care about our nation’s food supply, they certainly aren’t doing much to indicate that.

About six months ago, The Huffington Post sent a list of eight questions concerning food and agricultural policy to all the Republican and Democratic campaigns. We received no responses.

Since then, of course, the field of contenders has winnowed to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump. But when it comes to what the candidates have said concerning hunger, nutrition, GMO labeling or sustainable agriculture, little has changed.

Celebrity chef Tom Colicchio says he thinks the candidates’ virtual silence on these issues is unacceptable, but it’s not surprising given the tone of the race.