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Health Risks, Malnourishment to Increase if Food Stamps Cut, Say Doctors

Health Risks, Malnourishment to Increase if Food Stamps Cut, Say Doctors
Doctors are warning that if Congress cuts food stamps, the federal government could be socked with bigger health bills. Maybe not immediately, they say, but over time if the poor wind up in doctors' offices or hospitals as a result.
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Reducing Food Stamps Doesn't Just Hurt Children and Vets, It Hurts Economy

Reducing Food Stamps Doesn't Just Hurt Children and Vets, It Hurts Economy
If you don’t think this SNAP reduction affects you, you’re wrong. Anytime you take money from Main Street, you hurt local economies. Since SNAP funds are used to buy food, a $5 billion loss to retailers and to agriculture industry is reported nationwide. For South Carolina, it is a $93 million direct loss to the economy
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MO's Food Security Problem: Corruption and Hunger Go Hand in Hand

MO's Food Security Problem: Corruption and Hunger Go Hand in Hand
A new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service on hunger in America ranks Missouri high up on the list of states where a significant number of people experience serious issues with hunger. Our fair state is in the 7th place (and not in a good way). It echoes a previous report that links corruption to poverty.
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Farm Bill Would Cut Food Assistance for 170,000 Texans

Farm Bill Would Cut Food Assistance for 170,000 Texans
On Wednesday, the House advanced a farm bill that includes $2 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps). According to the Texas Food Bank Network, these cuts would force over 170,000 Texans off of food assistance immediately and eliminate 482 million meals.
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