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Soft drinks top buy of US food stamp homes: report

USDA has denied every request to ban food stamp use on junk food or sugary soft drinks, saying it will be unfair to food stamp users and create too much red tape

Across all households, the report finds, "more money was spent on soft drinks than any other item", reflecting that the US still consumes more sugary drinks than almost any other developed country.

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WHAT do households on food stamps buy at the grocery store?

The answer was largely a mystery until now. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA), which oversees the US$74 billion food stamp programme called Snap, has published a detailed report that provides a glimpse into

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