Food policy is the area of public policy concerning how food is:
Food policies are designed to influence the operation of the food and agriculture system.
This often includes decision-making around: production and processing techniques, marketing, availability, utilization and consumption of food, in the interest of meeting or furthering social objectives.
Food policy can be addressed at many levels:
Food policymakers engage in activities such as regulation of food-related industries, ensuring safety of the food supply and food labeling.