Caitlin Dewey, Washington Post

Caitlin Dewey

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Past articles by Caitlin:

Trump administration plans to reorganize agriculture research offices, alarming some scientists

The agency says the move will save money and help retain staff, but some researchers call that a pretext. → Read More

The future of food: Scientists have found a fast and cheap way to edit your edibles’ DNA

Oil without trans-fat? Wheat without gluten? Gene-editing technology can transform the food we eat. But are consumers on board? → Read More

Congress is about to legalize cannabis. Just not the kind that gets you high.

Congress is poised to legalize hemp. But can it live up to decades of hype? → Read More

Grain bowls, cold brew and ‘hustle’: Nestlé has a plan to bring customers back to Big Food

America’s largest food company is focused on launching new products and reinventing old ones, said the company’s new chief executive. → Read More

Trump calls on Congress to attach work requirements to food stamps

A plan to overhaul food stamps is popular with the president and House Republicans but off the table in the Senate. → Read More

Soybean farmers are surviving Trump’s trade war — even without his $12 billion aid package

Strong demand, forward contracts and existing government programs have insulated growers from the tariff’s immediate impact. → Read More

White House readies plan for $12 billion in emergency aid to farmers caught in Trump’s escalating trade war

The plan would begin sending funds to farmers in September. → Read More

Four of the world’s largest food companies have a new plan for fixing food and farm policy

Nestle, Danone, Mars and Unilever are behind the new project. → Read More

Food stamp mispayments are way up this year. It has nothing to do with fraud.

Mispayments in the food stamp program are far more common than government administrators long believed. → Read More

California, home of the first soda tax, agrees to ban them

The statewide prohibition reflects a new tactic by soda makers. → Read More

America’s cheese stockpile just hit an all-time high

Americans are drinking less milk, and it has to go somewhere. → Read More

Senate overwhelmingly passes sweeping farm bill, setting up fight with House

Bipartisan Senate bill breaks with House measure on food stamps, farm subsidies. → Read More

Government reorganization plan embraces conservative goals for the safety net

Rebranding nutrition and health programs as “public welfare” would adopt the lexicon of the right. → Read More

House narrowly passes farm bill that includes stricter work requirements for food stamps, a month after failing on first try

Legislation would impose controversial new work requirements on food stamp program → Read More

Trump wants to move food stamps to a new agency. That could make the program easier to overhaul.

The move is part of a radical pitch to overhaul the federal bureaucracy. → Read More

This start-up can make avocados last twice as long before going bad

The Apeel avocado is on sale at Costco. Lemons and asparagus could be next. → Read More

Artificial trans fats, widely linked to heart disease, are officially banned

U.S. food companies are -- for the most part -- no longer allowed to use trans fat, a once-popular ingredient now blamed for tens of thousands of premature deaths. → Read More

The U.S. diet is a climate disaster. Here are four easy fixes.

None involve going vegan. → Read More

Soda ad blitzes conspicuously match food stamp schedules, study says

Consumers are two to four times as likely to see in-store soda ads on the days states distribute food-stamp benefits. → Read More

Why ‘Monsanto’ is no more

The name change is part of a broader campaign to win back consumer trust → Read More