The California State Senate is poised today to announce a change in name of the Senate Agriculture Committee to a newly-organized Committee on Food and Agriculture. The new committee, formed by State Senate President Darrell Steinberg and Senate Majority Leader Dean Florez, is charged with creating policy and conducting oversight with a focus on food safety, sustainable farming, animal welfare, and food security.
A Senate document announcing the name change and reorganization, notes the “California State Senate is shifting the public policy paradigm as it relates to food and agriculture. As the nation’s leading agricultural state and the fifth largest supplier of food to the world, California as an obligation to ensure that food produced in the Golden State is nutritious, safe, and accessible. For too long consumers have not had a voice at the table in Sacramento.” Read More >