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ID:

663

Date:

2012-06-20

Headline:

Politicians, health advocates seek transparency, restrictions in food stamp program

Reporter's name:

Monica Eng

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Chicago Tribune

City:

Chicago, IL

Summary:

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has hired a private company to review proprietary retail data, in part to learn "what food items are most frequently purchased with SNAP [Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (i.e., food stamps)] benefits," according to documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. USDA has declined to release that information, in response to FOIA requests.

Keywords:

Department of Agriculture, USDA, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP, food, benefits, farm bill

URL:

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-06-20/news/ct-nw-food-stamp-spending-20120620_1_food-stamp-junk-food-supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program


Agencies:

USDA

States:

IL

Categories:

public health


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