Carol Tucker-Foreman Fellow in food policy at Consumer Federation of America

Carol L. Tucker-Foreman, distinguished fellow in food policy at Consumer Federation of America, has had a major influence on food policy in the U.S. over the past 30 years. As assistant secretary of agriculture for food and consumer services in the Carter Administration she led the successful campaigns to pass food stamp reform legislation and publish the first Dietary Guidelines for Americans. In 1986 she founded the Safe Food Coalition, a group of consumer, public health and trade union organizations that work to strengthen U.S. food safety policies. The group played a major role in persuading the USDA to adopt modern inspection methods to reduce foodborne illness.