A Nobel Laureate (Economics) Writes on the Insanity of Our Food Policy

A Nobel Laureate (Economics) Writes on the Insanity of Our Food Policy

Nobel prize winner Joseph Stiglitz is considered one of the top 5 economists in the world today. He is currently a professor at Columbia University in New York, and has a distinguished track record on both international and national monetary … Continue reading

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Should Food Stamp (SNAP) Purchases Be Limited to Healthy Food?

Should Food Stamp (SNAP) Purchases Be Limited to Healthy Food?

If you are following the legislative battles in Washington DC over the Farm Bill, the you know one of the most hotly contested issues is the Title IV – Nutrition, dealing with food aid programs, the most famous being “food … Continue reading

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Should Soft Drinks Be Off Limits for Food Stamp Recipients?

Should Soft Drinks Be Off Limits for Food Stamp Recipients?

Despite New York’s well intentioned efforts, the Federal government has rejected Mayor Bloomberg’s efforts to combat obesity through limitations on soft drink purchases with “food stamps”. Almost a year ago, New York suggested that the city’s participants in the SNAP … Continue reading

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Soda, Surplus, and Food Stamps: A Short History

Soda, Surplus, and Food Stamps: A Short History

This is a guest blog post by Daniel Bowman Simon. It appeared originally on the Huffington Post. Lately there has been a lot of hoopla in the Big Apple about the federal food stamp program, now officially known by the … Continue reading

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New York, San Francisco at the Cutting Edge in War on Obesity

New York, San Francisco at the Cutting Edge in War on Obesity

Two interesting developments that caught our attention this week, one from each coast. In California: The San Francisco Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee voted 3-0 in favor of an ordinance to limit toy giveaways in children’s meals that have … Continue reading

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