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, 10/6/10New 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.