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Who benefits most from food stamps? Follow the money | Food Politics

While Congress is fussing over the farm bill, Michele Simon’s new report, Food Stamps: Follow the Money, identifies the businesses that most stand to gain from the $72 billion spent last year on SNAP.  This program, formerly known as food stamps, gave 46 million Americans an average of  $134 per month to spend on food in late 2011.

Millions of Americans are receiving food stamps.  The question is what are they using those food stamps to purchase?  Who  benefits from their purchases?  Shouldn’t we be paying attention to this?

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