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Opposition to bill on food stamps for junk food

Published On: Apr 09 2013 01:12:45 PM CDT
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Lipman says sugar dramatically decreases immune function, and virtually all of the nutrients in processed foods get processed right out so they do nothing to strengthen immunity.


Wisconsin food industry leaders say the state shouldn't tell food stamp users how to eat healthy.

At a public hearing Tuesday at the Capitol, Brandon Scholz of the Wisconsin Grocers Association criticized a bill that would block food stamp users from buying items like chips, soda and candy bars.

Scholz said the bill would create an embarrassing and even contentious moment where cashiers have to tell people what they can't buy.

Rep. Dean Kaufert, a Republican from Neenah, sponsors the bill. He says it's intended to promote healthy eating.

Other opponents of the bill said it would be impossible to keep up with the thousands of new products each year to tell which are junk food and which aren't.

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