Congressman Allen Boyd
2010 IFT Congressional Support for Science Award Winner
Recognizing the importance of focused and strategic Congressional efforts advancing food science and technology, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) announced Congressman Allen Boyd Jr. (D-Fla.) as a recipient of its 10th annual Congressional Support for Science Award.
As a farmer and business owner, Congressman Boyd is food policy-oriented and has supported H.RES.886, to advance the goals and purposes of National Teach Ag Day; H.R.1398 to amend nutrition labeling of food offered for sale in foodservice establishments within the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; H.R.1584 to extend the authorized time period for rebuilding of certain overfished fisheries; H.R.3321 to expand access to healthy afterschool meals for school children in working families; and H.R.4710 to award grants to eligible entities for farm-to-school programs. Boyd serves on the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee where he works to provide funding for a safe food supply and a healthy agricultural economy in Florida and throughout the nation.
Selected by an independent panel of IFT members, the Congressional Support for Science Award recognizes distinguished service as legislator, policy-maker or advocate for advancing the role of science and technology in food and agricultural policies. The award is presented annually to two members of Congress as acknowledgment for outstanding contributions during the previous year.
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