Category Archives: Food

Woman A Leading Authority On What Shouldn’t Be In Poor People’s Grocery Carts | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source

Woman A Leading Authority On What Shouldn’t Be In Poor People’s Grocery Carts | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source.

Food-Stamp Use Starting to Fall – WSJ

Food-Stamp Use Starting to Fall – WSJ.

New Symposium Issue Published: “Reigniting Community: Strengthening the Asian Pacific American Identity”

New Symposium Issue Published: UC Irvine Law Review has published an issue from a symposium on “Reigniting Community: Strengthening the Asian Pacific American Identity” that has a long list of interesting articles, many of which have poverty law relevance:

Reigniting Community: Strengthening the Asian Pacific American Identity
Denny Chan, Jennifer Chin, and James Yoon

Policing “Radicalization”
Amna Akbar

Pitting Our Youth Against Each Other: Moving School Harassment and Bullying Policy from a Zero Tolerance Discipline to Safe School Environment Framework
Khin Mai Aung

“It’s a Kākou Thing”: The DADT Repeal and a New Vocabulary of Anti-Subordination
Kim D. Chanbonpin

The Invention of Asian Americans
Robert S. Chang

“A Chinaman’s Chance” in Court: Asian Pacific Americans and Racial Rules of Evidence
Gabriel J. Chin

Critical Ethnic Legal Histories: Unearthing the Interracial Justice of Filipino American Agricultural Labor Organizing
Marc-Tizoc González

Citizenship, Voting, and Asian American Political Engagement
Ana Henderson

The Significance of Skin Color in Asian and Asian-American Communities: Initial Reflections
Trina Jones

Half/Full
Nancy Leong

Reconceptualizing Asian Pacific American Identity at the Margins
Julian Lim

Legal Solutions for APA Transracial Adoptees
Kim H. Pearson

“Of the Law, but Not Its Spirit”: Immigration Marriage Fraud as Legal Fiction and Violence Against Asian Immigrant Women
Lee Ann S. Wang

The Unbearable Whiteness of Milk: Food Oppression and the USDA*
Andrea Freeman

An Invisibility Cloak: The Model Minority Myth and Unauthorized Asian Immigrants
Denny Chan

New Article (from the Cato Institute): “SNAP Failure: The Food Stamp Program Needs Reform”

New Article (from the Cato Institute): Michael Tanner, SNAP Failure: The Food Stamp Program Needs Reform, Policy Analysis No. 738  (2014).  Abstract below:

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the food assistance program formerly known as food stamps, has become America’s fastest growing social welfare program. As recently as 2000, just 17 million Americans participated in the program at a cost of less than $18 billion. Today, roughly 48 million Americans receive SNAP benefits, costing taxpayers more than $78 billion per year. Yet according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), nearly 18 million American households remain “food insecure.”

This many households living in hunger has raised significant questions about whether the growth of SNAP has been justified and whether it successfully addresses hunger in America. The evidence suggests that much of the increase was due not to the economy but to deliberate policy choices by both federal and state governments, which loosened eligibility standards and actively sought new participants. At the same time, evidence that the expansion of SNAP has significantly reduced hunger or improved nutrition among low-income Americans is scant at best.

SNAP is a deeply troubled program. It has high administrative costs and significant levels of fraud and abuse. The program’s work requirements are weak and frequently evaded at the state level. The program increasingly breeds greater dependence on government. It has little “bang for the buck.”

The time has come to reform the food stamp program by reducing its spending and enrollment and, ultimately, by returning responsibility for its operation to the states.

New Article: “Supermarkets in India: Struggles over the Organization of Agricultural Markets and Food Supply Chains”

FruitNew Article: Amy J. Cohen, Supermarkets in India: Struggles over the Organization of Agricultural Markets and Food Supply Chains, 68 U. Miami L. Rev. 19 (2013).

Video: Making America Stronger: U.S. Food Stamp Program — Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Video: Making America Stronger: U.S. Food Stamp Program — Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Note: This is a professionally put together video that lasts 15 minutes and is done well enough for use in class.

An Error Message for the Poor – NYTimes.com

An Error Message for the Poor – NYTimes.com, Op-Ed by David Super.

New Report: “Hunger and Homelessness Survey” from the U.S. Conference of Mayors

New Report: U.S. Conference of Mayors, “Hunger and Homelessness Survey“(2013) .

-Thanks to Francine Lipman for the heads up!

Food Stamp Fraud, Rare but Troubling – NYTimes.com

Food Stamp Fraud, Rare but Troubling – NYTimes.com.

N.Y. Times: “Cut in Food Stamps Forces Hard Choices on Poor”

News Article: Kim Severson & Winnie Hu, Cut in Food Stamps Forces Hard Choices on Poor, N.Y. Times, Nov. 7, 2013.