JP Morgan Makes Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars On Food Assistance Programs?
SNAP is regulated as part of the Farm Bill, and as this year’s bill is being debated in Congress, much attention has been focused on cutting some food assistance for poor Americans.
But whose food assistance won’t be cut? The big corporations that profit off SNAP.
As Michele Simon writes in her recent paper “Food Stamps: Follow the Money,” ”While much attention has focused on how farm subsidies fuel our cheap, unhealthy food supply, SNAP represents the largest, most overlooked corporate subsidy in the farm bill.”
Simon outlines how three different powerful industries profit from SNAP: food manufacturers like Coca-Cola and Kraft; food retailers like Walmart; and big banks, including J.P. Morgan Chase, which work with states to administer benefits.
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