The Food, Conservation, And Energy Act

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The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act was passed on May 14, 2008 after a historical veto by the President led to an override by Congress to enact the new farm bill into law. The new bill contained numerous provisions in order to truly reform efforts to establish farm and food safety throughout the United States. This paper will focus on the provision that led to the renaming of the Food Stamp Act and Program as well as the act’s plans to allocate more than two-thirds of their funds towards nutrition programs. Those funds would assist with the provision of food stamps, food banks, locally–produced food, and school and senior food programs (Harris, W., Lubben, B., Novak, J., and Sanders, L., 2008, p. 2), which are all included within Feeding America’s efforts to combat food insecurity.
New Farm Bill to Combat Food Insecurity Even though the United States has one of the highest standards of living in the world, food insecurity has been prevalent among households. The 2008 Farm Bill transformed the Food Stamp Program into the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which serves as the first guard against hunger and other food-related difficulties like food insecurity. Poor health among children, lower academic success, and depression have all been linked to food insecurity, therefore this policy sought to provide greater funds to stop this problem and all its harmful effects (Ratcliffe, C., McKernan, S., & Zhang, S., 2011,…

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