NYC Attempts to Stop SNAP (Food Stamp) Benefits for Soft Drink Purchases

New York City officials are attempting to restrict SNAP (Food Stamp) benefits. Here are some thoughtful articles from a few bloggers and newspapers. These articles have got me thinking about a couple questions: How can our nation's food policies more positively impact our local farmers, food systems, and communities? Would banning soft drink purchases achieve this? Let us know what you think. New York City Seeks a Waiver to Restrict Food Stamp (SNAP) Benefits from U.S. Food Policy Why the Food Stamp Soft Drink Ban is BS from A Black Girl's Guide to Weight Loss New York Asks to Bar Use of Food Stamps to Buy Sodas by ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS, from the New York Times, 10/6/10

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