Formal and Informal Approaches to Food Policy

  title={Formal and Informal Approaches to Food Policy},
  author={William Aspray and George Royer and Melissa G. Ocepek},
This chapter provides an overview of formal and informal approaches to food policy and gives examples of these approaches in the United States. Typically, a food policy issue will involve many interest groups, each with its own set of interests and organizational capabilities at getting across its message and influencing policy. Formal policy is by definition those formal actions taken by government bodies in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches—at the federal, state, and local… CONTINUE READING