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Congressional Support for Science Award

The Congressional Support for Science Award was established by IFT in 2001 to recognize outstanding contributions to science-based food policies, and to increase the role of science in policy development in order to enhance the safety, nutritional value, affordability, and variety of foods available to consumers. Through 2012, IFT annually honored two Members of the United States Congress in recognition of their achievements and efforts in making food-related policies that are based on sound science.

Award Recipients

2012

2011

  • Senator Herb Kohl, Wisconsin
  • Senator Pat Roberts, Kansas

2010

  • Congressman Allen Boyd, Jr., Florida
  • Senator Richard Burr, North Carolina

2009

  • Senator Kent Conrad, North Dakota
  • Congressman Bob Goodlatte, Virginia

2008

  • Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, Connecticut
  • Congressman Ed Whitfield, Kentucky

2007

  • Senator Saxby Chambliss, Georgia
  • Senator Blanche Lincoln, Arkansas

2006

  • Senator Robert Bennett, Utah
  • Representative Bob Etheridge, North Carolina

2005

  • Senator Christopher (Kit) Bond, Missouri
  • Representative Collin Peterson, Minnesota

2004

  • Senator Debbie Stabenow, Michigan
  • Representative  Henry Bonilla, Texas

2003

  • Representative Rush Holt, New Jersey
  • Representative Frank Lucas, Oklahoma

2002

  • Representative Nick Smith, Michigan
  • Representative Charles W. Stenholm, Texas

2001

  • Senator Thad Cochran, Mississippi
  • Senator Richard Durbin, Illinois