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The Insanity of Our Food Policy

Joseph Stiglitz The New York Times- Opinionator
FARM subsidies were much more sensible when they began eight decades ago, in 1933, at a time when more than 40 percent of Americans lived in rural areas. Farm incomes had fallen by about a half in the first three years of the Great Depression. In that context, the subsidies were an anti-poverty program. Now, though, the farm subsidies serve a quite different purpose.

America Feeds the Rich

Leo Gerard Campaign for America's Future
The Farm Bill that is expected to pass the U.S. House this week explains income inequality in America.

Senate Shoots Down GMO Labeling Bill

Elizabeth Renter Nation of Change
In yet another showing of their lack of concern towards the people who give them their jobs, Senators in Washington D.C. voted against a key GMO labeling amendment to the Farm bill. One that would have allowed states to decide to label the presence of genetically modified ingredients in food products.

Senator Uses Farm Bill To Ban Some Ex-Convicts From Food Stamps For Life

Aviva Shen Think Progress
The Senate unanimously agreed to ban certain ex-convicts from receiving food assistance for life. Under this amendment, anyone convicted for a violent crime or sexual assault will be shut out of the program for life, even if they served their time or committed the crime long ago.
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