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Two Parables from the 1990s for the 2010s — Behold the Welfare Mother and Food Stamps in my hand.

Is this decade called the teens? The tens? Anyway. . . I am going through a major decluttering.  Among other things, that involves going through boxes of memorabilia. Research in my files is kind of like doing archeology work.  I … Continue reading

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The realities of feeding the poor.

Concurrent with the push for the new farm bill, which includes cuts to food stamps, has been a series of editorials and news stories lauding the compassion of the American people in helping feed the poor. And that’s true — … Continue reading

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Oklahoma “very low food security” increases 60% 2008-2010 over the period 2005-2007

The USDA report on food security was released today, and for Oklahoma, the news was bad.  See for yourself in table S-4 of the Statistical Supplement to the report — The number of households reporting “very low food security” rose … Continue reading

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Soda Pop and Food Stamps

A discussion is going on at the COMFOOD listserv http://foodsecurity.org/list.html about current policy proposals to eliminate buying soda pop with SNAP benefits (formerly known as “food stamps”). One participant wrote: Sticking with the structural racism toolbox, I believe restricting SNAP  … Continue reading

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