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Debate Over Use Of Food Stamps To Purchase Sugary Beverages Continues

By Stacey McDaniel

Reports that “critics of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) say the anti-hunger program is easily abused, and the latest questions about the program are stirring a hornet’s nest of debate,” particularly around the issue of whether or not “food-stamp recipients be banned from buying soda and candy.” The article notes last Thursday’s House Agriculture Committee hearing from experts who discussed the issue, suggesting the hearing “appeared to be a fact-finding mission.”

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