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American taxpayers subsidize the purchase of approximately $4 billion worth of soda products annually through SNAP, the supplemental nutritional aid program also known as food stamps.
Federal, state, and local governments have all tried to prohibit the purchase of sodas and ... More >>
In a shining example of government idiocy, the USDA is actually encouraging people to apply for food stamps.The government agency has an active program to lure more Americans into applying for food stamps, specifically targeting senior citizens. This program costs the USDA between $2.5 and $3 millio ... More >>
Break out the EBT, homie.
'Cause tonight at Eve, Miami rapper and Get That Paper Son label boss Lex One will be launching Phood Stamps, a new party that he describes as a "recession-themed event celebrating public assistance." And "just like food stamps, this will be a monthly thing."
"It's no jok ... More >>
It's always fun to see different strains of a political ideology rub against each other in conflict, and that's exactly what's happening as a Florida House committee ponders whether or not to limit the kinds of foods that can be bought with food stamps. On one hand you have the part of the Republ ... More >>
It's been a hell of a year, folks. We've had a lot of food and food industry-related news this year, and not all of it has been pretty.As a nod to the upcoming year and as a way of reminiscing, I've gone back over my Fuming Foodie archives and amassed a list comprising the five most ridiculous, cont ... More >>
There's been a lot of discussion lately about a plan in Michigan to deny food stamp benefits to people who own cars worth $15,000 and up.At first I thought, "Well, yeah." A $15,000 car can be a symbol of financial success. It's not a sign someone is in dire straits. Then I mulled the scenarios that ... More >>
I don't think everyone on public assistance is a lazy bum, but I'm happy about the welfare drug-testing bill (the only move Rick Scott has made that I approve of). More importantly, I don't think food stamps should be used to buy fast food.
So far, California, Michigan, and Arizona allow the ... More >>
Never, never make Rick Scott laugh.Gov. Rick Scott's first months running Florida have yielded plenty of gems that would be comedy gold if we didn't actually have to live with them in real life. Drug testing every state employee? To benefit a medical company he co-founded? Didn't we see that one ... More >>
http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/ess/foodstamps.shtmlRecent, informal, New Times web research showed a poor return of official government websites providing information on how to apply for and receive food stamp benefits in Miami-Dade county.A google search for Miami-Dade food stamps returned mostly pages ... More >>
The Miami Herald reports that "In the last two years, the number of Floridians on
food stamps has increased more than 40 percent to 1.7 million. That
increase is the highest in the nation, according to the U.S. Department
of Agriculture."The numbers read like this, 356,000 food stamp recipients liv ... More >>