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Tag: SNAP

Top News from the Food Front: Feed the Hungry, Fail the Hungry, Print a Burger

I’ll give it to you straight: this week’s food news isn’t for the faint of heart! Food recalls, food insecurity, corporate SNAP exploitation, and 3-D food printing loom large on the week’s newsfeed. But there’s good news too: Hawaii’s surfers are getting up to some nifty non-GMO activism, and Samuel L. Jackson gives vegan eating (yet another) hefty celebrity boost. So don’t be afraid: read on, for the worst and best news this week in the world of food!

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”.

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.

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?