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Child Nutrition and WIC Programs: Background and Funding

Child Nutrition and WIC Programs: Background and Funding

Date: August 3, 2004
Creator: Richardson, Joe
Description: Federally supported child nutrition programs and related activities — including school meal programs and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (the WIC program) — reach over 37 million children and almost 2 million lower-income pregnant/postpartum women. In FY2004, anticipated spending on these programs is $16.6 billion, and the FY2004 appropriations law (P.L. 108-199) supports this spending level (although with new appropriations of a lesser amount, some $16 billion). The Administration’s FY2005 revised budget request envisions spending a total of $17.15 billion, supported by new appropriations of $16.47 billion. The House FY2005 appropriations bill (H.R. 4766) would support spending of $16.97 billion with new appropriations of $16.29 billion.
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Sugar Policy Issues

Sugar Policy Issues

Date: February 16, 2006
Creator: Jurenas, Remy
Description: None
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Country-of-Origin Labeling for Foods

Country-of-Origin Labeling for Foods

Date: November 8, 2005
Creator: Becker, Geoffrey S
Description: H.R. 2744, USDA’s FY2006 appropriation, again postpones rules requiring many retailers to provide country-of-origin labeling (COOL) for fresh produce, red meats, and peanuts — until September 30, 2008. Mandatory COOL for seafood was finalized on September 30, 2004. Some in Congress still strongly support mandatory COOL, and say they voted against final passage of H.R. 2744 because of the delay. Others counter that COOL should be voluntary. Several pending bills would alter the program including H.R. 2068, H.R. 2744, S. 135, S. 1300, S. 1331, and S. 1333.
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A Concise History of the Food Stamp Program

A Concise History of the Food Stamp Program

Date: November 16, 1979
Creator: Richardson, Joe
Description: The Food Stamp Program has undergone a number of major changes since its modern version was established in 1961. It is now one of the largest "welfare" programs and provides an income supplement to the food-purchasing power of more than 18 million persons each month, at a cost of nearly $7 billion annually. This report traces the history of the program from 1961 through 1979, with an emphasis on how program rules, philosophy, participation, and costs have changed over the years.
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Aspartame: An Artificial Sweetener

Aspartame: An Artificial Sweetener

Date: March 23, 1984
Creator: Porter, Donna V
Description: Since 1973 when the Food and Drug Administration first approved the artificial sweetener, aspartame, for use in food products, some researchers have raised questions about possible health effects associated with its consumption. This paper provides an overview of the regulatory history and possible health problems associated with the use of aspartame.
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Federal Food Assistance: Hurricane Katrina

Federal Food Assistance: Hurricane Katrina

Date: September 13, 2005
Creator: Richardson, Joe
Description: This report discusses the federal food assistance programs for those affected by Hurricane Katrina, making them automatically eligible for maximum benefits. It also is providing substantial amounts of direct food aid drawn from its commodity stocks.
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Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami:  Food Aid Needs and the U.S. Response

Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami: Food Aid Needs and the U.S. Response

Date: April 8, 2005
Creator: Hanrahan, Charles E
Description: None
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International Food Aid:  U.S. and Other Donor Contributions

International Food Aid: U.S. and Other Donor Contributions

Date: May 2, 2005
Creator: Hanrahan, Charles E & Canada, Carol
Description: None
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Iraq Agriculture and Food Supply: Background and Issues

Iraq Agriculture and Food Supply: Background and Issues

Date: June 7, 2004
Creator: Schnepf, Randy
Description: None
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Department of Defense Food Procurement: Background and Status

Department of Defense Food Procurement: Background and Status

Date: July 12, 2005
Creator: Grasso, Valerie Bailey
Description: In an effort to reduce costs, adopt commercial practices, and gain technological advantages, the DOD Food Policy Council directed the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP) to establish a common food management system. Under DLA, DSCP is the inventory control point for food, clothing, textiles, medicines, medical equipment, general and industrial supplies and services for the military, their eligible dependents, and other non-DOD customers worldwide; under DSCP, the Subsistence Directorate serves as the operational manager for all food operations. This report will describe the origin, authority, policy, and military food acquisition process.
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Food Safety Issues in the 109th Congress

Food Safety Issues in the 109th Congress

Date: June 16, 2005
Creator: Vogt, Donna U
Description: None
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Food Safety Issues in the 108th Congress

Food Safety Issues in the 108th Congress

Date: August 16, 2004
Creator: Vogt, Donna U
Description: None
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Food Safety Issues in the 109th Congress

Food Safety Issues in the 109th Congress

Date: February 4, 2005
Creator: Vogt, Donna U
Description: None
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Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods

Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods

Date: January 18, 2001
Creator: Vogt, Donna U
Description: None
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Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods

Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods

Date: March 20, 2000
Creator: Vogt, Donna U & Jackson, Brian A
Description: None
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Science Behind the Regulation of Food Safety: Risk Assessment and the Precautionary Principle

Science Behind the Regulation of Food Safety: Risk Assessment and the Precautionary Principle

Date: August 27, 1999
Creator: Parish, Mickey
Description: None
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Food Safety Issues in the 107th Congress

Food Safety Issues in the 107th Congress

Date: November 7, 2001
Creator: Vogt, Donna U
Description: None
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Food Safety Issues in the 106th Congress

Food Safety Issues in the 106th Congress

Date: November 7, 2000
Creator: Vogt, Donna U
Description: None
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Food Safety and Protection Issues in the 107th Congress

Food Safety and Protection Issues in the 107th Congress

Date: August 28, 2002
Creator: Vogt, Donna U & Rawson, Jean M
Description: None
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Peanuts: Policy Issues

Peanuts: Policy Issues

Date: January 19, 2001
Creator: Jurenas, Remy
Description: None
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Food Safety and Protection Issues in the 107th Congress

Food Safety and Protection Issues in the 107th Congress

Date: June 12, 2002
Creator: Vogt, Donna U & Rawson, Jean M
Description: None
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Fruits and Vegetables: Issues for Congress

Fruits and Vegetables: Issues for Congress

Date: January 27, 2003
Creator: Branaman, Brenda
Description: None
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Fruits and Vegetables: Issues for Congress

Fruits and Vegetables: Issues for Congress

Date: November 14, 2002
Creator: Branaman, Brenda
Description: None
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Fruits and Vegetables: Issues for Congress

Fruits and Vegetables: Issues for Congress

Date: October 24, 2002
Creator: Branaman, Brenda
Description: None
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