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GOP Unveils Cuts To Nutrition, Food Safety

House Republicans unveiled deep cuts on Monday to nutrition and food safety programs.

House Republicans unveiled deep cuts on Monday to nutrition and food safety programs.

Under 2012 appropriations measures released on Monday, the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) food assistance program would be reduced by $832-million or 12%.

The liberal Center on Budget and Policy Priorities estimated the cuts would force WIC to turn away 325,000 to 475,000 eligible low-income women and young children next year.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would also take an 11.5% budget cut, or about $285-billion, compared to current spending.

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