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Top News From the Food Front: New EDB Series Starts Now!

Each week brings more food news to our browsers than we can shake a fork at — but our readers are continually hungry for knowledge about what they’re putting on their plates, and in their bodies. Here at EDB we often cover GMO labeling, food marketing, ag-gag legislation, and other current events in depth; but the food news river flows wide and fast. To keep up with that current, read on!

House Cuts Food Stamps by $40 Billion

The House cut Food Stamps by $40 billion yesterday when they passed the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013 (H.R. 3012). The 109 page bill includes a number of requirements for new projects, reports to be written about those projects, and committees to review those projects, plus the budget necessary to do those things. The cost-cutting mostly occurs in one place – β€œcategorical eligibility”.

Keep the Farm Bill Healthy

Some 250 amendments to the Farm Bill are sitting in the Senate. Most won’t make it into the Farm Bill, but some will. Call your senators and let them know which ones you prefer.

Food Stamps: Follow the Money

Food Stamps: Follow the Money looks at corporate profits from the food stamps program. How much of the money intended to feed hungry Americans is lining the pockets of the largest corporations?

Farm Bill 2012 – Senate Version

The Farm Bill passed out of Senate committee last week and soon it will come to a vote on the Senate floor. It’s not too late to let your Senators know what you think of the bill. Here’s a summary of some of the things included in the 2012 Farm Bill.

Finding the Oasis in a Food Desert

Let’s get real with ourselves for a minute. Food stamps are not for some generalized, stereotypical single-mom family with 5+ kids. As it stands, aboutΒ 42 million Americans are currently getting [ … ]

US Farm Bill – What Now?

The SuperCommittee admitted defeat yesterday. The budget cuts will have to be decided by Congress (all of Congress, democratically) and the U.S. Farm Bill is still being written. What now?

Food Stamp Challenge

The Food Stamp Challenge is intended to call attention to the difficulties of finding enough food in this economy. Forty-nine million Americans are food-insecure. Could you eat for $31.50 a week?

Farmers Markets and Food Stamps

Did you know that many farmers markets take food stamps?

Many of the markets here in the Atlanta area have been taking food stamps for years, and it looks like markets other cities are doing the same. This trend feels like a win for farmers and for customers!