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Hands Off Mom’s Breasts

Hands Off Mom’s Breasts “Nanny MacBloomberg” strikes again. The Bloomberg administration has proposed initiatives forcing residential landlords to regulate smoking in apartments, denying second helpings to school kids in city breakfast programs, and encouraging new mothers to breast-feed. Mayor Bloomberg … Continue reading

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Santorum Again Relates Food Stamps to Minorities – NationalJournal.com

Santorum Again Relates Food Stamps to Minorities – Lindsey Boerma – NationalJournal.com by Michael_Benjamin2012 via Santorum Again Relates Food Stamps to Minorities – Lindsey Boerma – NationalJournal.com. Speaking to a large crowd at the conservative Americans for Prosperity Presidential forum here, Santorum said … Continue reading

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Feds Reject City Plan to Ban Food Stamps for Soda

Late last week, the USDA informed Mayor Bloomberg that the Department has rejected the city’s proposal to bar New York City’s food stamp recipients from buying soda and other sugary drinks with their benefits. Tom Vilsack, the secretary of agriculture, … Continue reading

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The Week That Was – TW2 Minority Report, August 18

It was a slow August week as eyes focused on Wall Street’s wild roller coaster ride, jobless numbers and President Obama’s bus tour. The week ended with the USDA rejecting Mayor Bloomberg’s ill-conceived obesity-prevention pilot project banning the purchase of … Continue reading

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From Farm to Fork

From Farm to Fork Meat.com  While shopping at Whole Foods last weekend, a stenciled sign on the back of parked vehicle parked caught my eye. A big smile crossed my face. The sign advertised “FarmToForkMeat.com,” a farm cooperative business that … Continue reading

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Will A Soda Ban Resolve the Bronx Paradox?

Earlier this year, the New York Times reported on the “Bronx Paradox” which describes the odd, simultaneous occurrence of both hunger and obesity afflicting low-income residents of the South Bronx. But is it really as paradoxical as the Times reported. … Continue reading

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